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Athletics Weekly - - Commonwealth Games -

Games record: 2:09:12 Ian Thomp­son (ENG) 1974

De­fend­ing cham­pion: Michael Shel­ley (AUS) 2:11:15

Home na­tions in­ter­est: Callum Hawkins, Rob­bie Simp­son (SCO); Josh Grif­fiths, An­drew Davies (WAL); Paul Pol­lock, Kevin Seaward (NIR); Lee Mer­rien (GUE)

AW’s pre­dic­tion: 1 Hawkins (SCO); 2 Zane Robert­son (NZL); 3 Ni­cholas Ka­makya (KEN)

Did you know? Bri­tain won four golds from 1962-74 and Ian Thomp­son’s win in 1974 is still the Games record.

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