June 11, 2018

Jake Wightman breaks Scottish 1000m Record in Stockholm

Jake Wightman broke his first Scottish national record, running 2:16.27 for third in the 1000m at the Bauhaus Galan Diamond League in Stockholm last night, breaking Graham Williamson's previous record of 2:17.82, set back in 1984.Staying well back of pacemaker Bram Som in the early stages, Jake passed 400m in 12th in a measured 55.5, and moved up to sixth place by 800m in 1:49.6. Wightman closed with a final 200m of 26.6, solidly in thrid place.

In the Women's 400m, Jessica Beard again ran a near personal best 50.55 to finish third. It marks the third straight IAAF Diamond League 400m in which Beard has broken 50.60 and finished third.

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