Scottish ultra runner Grant MacDonald of Glasgow’s Garscube Harriers won the Barcelona 24-hour track race with a stunning distance of 251.373km (156.195 miles), Adrian Stott reports.
MacDonald also won this race in 2016 but improved his 24-hour PB by over 10km in this race.
His distance puts him fourth on the Scottish all-time 24-hour list and 17th on the GB all-time 24-hour rankings. It also surpasses the individual guideline standard set by British Athletics for the 2019 24-hour world championships to be held in Albi, France next October.
In the same event, GB international Wendy Shaw of Reading Joggers took fourth place in the women’s event with 216.117km (134.28 miles), which also surpasses the women’s team standard for the 2019 world Championships.