I’m Callum Hawkins and I’m a 24-year-old British Olympian in the marathon from Glasgow, Scotland. I was 9th in the Rio Olympics and I’m the UK’s top ranked marathoner with a PB of 2.10.52 from the 2016 London Marathon.
Being selected, leading and running well for Team GB in the Rio Olympics marathon is my most significant achievement to date. I have run 2 other marathons. Frankfurt, my debut in 2015 (2.12.27) and London 2016 (2.10.52) where I was 8th overall and beat the World Record holder Dennis Kimetto. My half marathon PB is 1.02.36, which is the 2nd fastest of all time for a Scotsman.
I have represented GB and Scotland on several occasions in track, XC and road with my most recent GB vests being at the Rio Olympic Games, the World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff and the Great Edinburgh International XC. I gained the 2014 Commonwealth Games qualifying standard for the 10,000m on my debut at the distance with my selection with my brother Derek (also a marathoner) becoming the first pair of brothers to represent Scotland at the Commonwealths since 1970.
Most recent best results:
- 9th Rio Olympics 2016 Marathon – 2.11.52
- 15th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships 2016 1.02.51
- 2nd fastest all time Scot in half marathon, 1.02.36 PB, Paris 2016
- 4th Great Edinburgh International XC 2016
- 5th U23 European XC Championships
- 2nd IAAF Gold Label Great Scottish Run half marathon 2015
- 2014 Commonwealth Games 10,000m selection for Scotland
How HIGH5 fits in with your training:
If I’m at the track or away from the house for a workout I love using the Protein Bar as a quick and easy way to refuel right after a workout.
Sports Bar is great to use when travelling as they are a help to keep my carb intake up which will keep my muscle glycogen stores topped up for racing.
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Tips for Aspiring Athletes:
It can be a hard, long and sometime labourous training regime for a marathoner and sometimes we forget to actually put the time to actually recover. So recovery is just as important as putting in the miles.
It is a simple maxim that success doesn’t come without hard work. I always have goals in mind and I am disciplined to put in the work to achieve them. You can and should do the same.