Mountain runner Robbie scores at Commonwealth
British international mountain runner Robbie Simpson finished a surprise third in the Commonwealth Games marathon, in hot conditions.
“I initially targeted a top 10 place,” Simpson told TR. “But the weather forecast was showing such hot conditions and I realised it would be an unpredictable race, so I aimed as high as possible.
“I’ve ran a lot in hot weather and high altitudes where I’ve had to adapt my race strategy to deal with the conditions,” he said.