The trio, selected to represent GB in the Rio Olympic marathon, are due to return to run the roads of Glasgow for the half-marathon event in October
The top three British runners at the recent London Marathon – brothers Callum and Derek Hawkins and Tsegai Tewelde – came together for the launch of the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run in Glasgow on Wednesday (May 4).
The trio have been selected for the Rio Olympic marathon later this summer following their performances in London and they are all likely to compete against each other again but over the half-marathon distance in Glasgow when the Great Scottish Run returns on October 2.
Younger Hawkins brother Callum, racing only his second marathon, sealed his place for Rio with an eighth place finish in London. The 23-year-old was the first British finisher in a time of 2:10:52, while his older sibling Derek finished as the third Brit and 14th overall in 2:12:57. Tewelde finished 12th overall in 2:12:23.
Scotland’s biggest weekend of running, which this year will be staged on October 1-2, is set to feature up to 30,000 runners of all ages and abilities and the half-marathon will be televised live on BBC TV.
Starting at George Square in the heart of Glasgow, the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run sees runners follow the iconic 10km and half-marathon routes through the city before they enter Glasgow Green and reach the tree-lined finish straight in the shadow of Nelson’s Monument.
Mark Hollinshead, chief executive of organisers The Great Run Company, said: “Callum, Derek and Tsegai all ran outstandingly well in London and did Scotland proud. We are delighted that they are set to become a part of the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run weekend following Rio.”
Deputy leader of Glasgow City Council and chair of Glasgow Life, Councillor Archie Graham OBE, said: “The Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run is one of the highlights on Glasgow’s annual sporting calendar, bringing together thousands of people of all ages and abilities for a an incredible weekend of running.
“As well as being Scotland’s largest mass-participation running event, it is also always hugely inspiring. Each and every participant has their own unique story, from first-time runners to those raising money for a good cause close to their heart, making it one of Scotland’s best loved running events.”
For more information and to enter the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run visit www.greatscottishrun.com.