Thousands turn out to cheer marathon through Glasgow

Thousands of spectators braved the damp conditions to cheer on the athletes along the 26.2-mile marathon course, which took in the city's squares, parks and bridges across the River Clyde.

Loading Comments
Share
Print
  • Susan Partridge
  • Michael Shelley

More than 350,000 spectators were expected to attend events at the Games this weekend with 95% of available tickets sold.

The event started and finished at Glasgow Green, the oldest public park in Scotland, where Australian Michael Shelley crossed the line to win the men's race in a personal-best time.

Scotland's Derek Hawkins was the home nations' best performer, crossing the line ninth in 2:14:15 despite being sick on the way to the finish, while Steven Way finished 10th with a personal best.

Kenya's Flomena Cheyech Daniel took the women's crown in 2:26:45, followed home by compatriot Caroline Kilel and Australian Jess Trengove.

Scottish runner Susan Partridge was the best home-nations performer, finishing sixth in 2:32:18, although earlier in the race there looked to be a realistic chance of a British medal.

Sport

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

173397

Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
Games news:

Sussed in the city

Michelle McManus

Special cause helped me to keep off wine

Times Out

Entertainment

Lifestyle

TV Advert
Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.

Games news:

Putting the world to rights

Gail's Gab

Hallowe’en, scaremongering reports and loom bands.

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat Cubie’s job is to find and share with you the fabulous things the city has to offer, from gigs to gastro.