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, have a marathon PB of 2.10.52 and a half marathon PB of 60.00. I am the 2016 European cross country Bronze medalist.
Being selected, leading and placing 9th 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.
Winner of the 2017 Marugame half marathon in Japan and 2nd in the 2017 New York City Half Marathon, USA with times of 60.00 (PB) and 60.08 respectively. My time in New York is the fastest ever on US soil by a European athlete.
2016 European cross country Bronze medalist and 2nd in the 2017 Great Edinburgh cross country becoming the first Briton to beat Mo Farah – over any distance and on any surface – in seven years.
Representing GB and Scotland in track, XC and road with my most recent GB vests being at the Great Edinburgh International XC, European cross country championships, Rio Olympic Games, European half marathon championships and the World Half Marathon Championships.
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:
- 2nd New York City Half Marathon, USA 60.08
- Winner Marugame Half Marathon, Japan 60.00
- 2nd Great Edinburgh International XC 2017
- Individual Bronze and team Gold medalist at 2016 European cross country championships
- Winner Great Scottish Run, Glasgow
- 9th Rio Olympics 2016 Marathon – 2.11.52
- 9th 2016 European Half marathon Championships
- 8th 2016 London marathon 2.10.52
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.