Craig’s 100km win puts him in frame for Bri­tish squad

ATH­LET­ICS

Evening Express (Extra Edition) - - DRIVE - By Fraser Clyne

FOR­MER Metro Aberdeen run­ner Craig Ste­wart will c o mpet e a g a i n s t the world’s best ul­tra­dis­tance run­ners fol­low­ing his sen­sa­tional win in the Bri­tish 100Km cham­pi­onships at Perth.

Craig, who is cur­rently based in Lon­don, moved up to third on the Scot­tish all-time best per­former’s list by win­ning the na­tional ti­tle in 7hr 01min 36sec.

He was mak­ing his in­ter­na­tional de­but in the race and led Scot­land to vic­tory over Eng­land, Ire­land and Wales in the An­glo Celtic Plate team competition.

Now Craig is cer­tain to be named in the Great Bri­tain team for the com­bined World and Euro­pean Cham­pi­onships in Hol­land later this year.

He said: “It’s ab­so­lutely bril­liant.

“I could never have imag­ined this would hap­pen and I am very pleased with the out­come.

“It would be fan­tas­tic to go to Hol­land for the World Cham­pi­onships. “It’s quite amaz­ing.” Craig will now en­joy a break from run­ning to al­low his legs to re­cover be­fore knuck­ling down to some se­ri­ous train­ing.

He said: “I’m plan­ning to do the Lake­land 100-mile race at the end of July.

“I love the area and I’m look­ing for­ward to it.

“Af­ter that I’ll be pre­par­ing for Hol­land, al­though I’ll need to check the date for the World Cham­pi­onships as I never thought I might be in­volved.”

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