Lachie set Games' gold standard

DISTANCE runner Lachie Stewart was the toast of Scotland in 1970 when he claimed a Commonwealth gold medal at Edinburgh's Meadowbank stadium.

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Lachie, Joseph Laughlin Stewart to his mum, hailed from Vale of Leven.

On race day, the first final of the Games, Lachie outsprinted Australia's multiple world record-breaker Ron Clarke to win the 10,000m title. Running more than 20 seconds faster than ever before, Stewart set a Games record, and a Scottish best of 28min 11.8sec.

Later that week, fellow Scots Ian Stewart and Ian McCafferty were first and second in the 5000m.

Here's hoping Team Scotland gives us as much to cheer at this year's Games.

Watch Lachie's run at


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