8K Mens Elite 1

First of the long laps of the 8K Mens Elite cross country event as they approach Haggis Hill at the foot of Arthur's Seat in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh.  Calum Hawkins Garrett Heath and the eventual winner the American Leonard Korir quickly opened up a lead on the others including Mo Farah, subsequently it was Garret Heath 3x winner of the event and last years deserved victor over 2nd place Mo Farah that dropped back to 6th place with Mo farah finishing a comparatively lacklustre 7th.  The star of the show though was none other than Scotland's very own Callum Hawkins, who ran bravely from the front and just got pipped by Korir on the finishing sprint.  The noise from the substantial Edinburgh crowd was deafening.
Photo © copyright by Ian Cameron.

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