GLASGOW – Less than two months after finishing ninth in the Olympic marathon, Callum Hawkins became the first British man to win the Great Scottish Run since the inaugural edition in 1991.
Hawkins smashed the Scottish record by more than two minutes with 60:24 (third best by European in 2016) to move to second on the British all-time lists behind Mo Farah as well as into the European all-time top-10.
Reigning champion Moses Kipsiro from Uganda was second in 60:54 ahead of Kenya’s Joel Kimutai (61:34) and Chris Thompson (61:58). Hawkins also broke the course record which stood to Haile Gebrselassie at 61:09 since 2013.
Coming back from a short break after the Olympics, Betsy Saina took a solo win in the women’s race in another course record and PB of 67:22 ahead of Kenyan team-mates Helah Kiprop (68:52) and Doris Changeiywo (71:34) with Lily Partridge top Brit in fourth in 71:39.