Myles Edwards relished in the applause of the crowd in the Granite City as he claimed the Scottish Seniors 1500m gold in a thrilling final. In doing so, the Aberdeen AAC athlete prevented Andrew Butchart from completing a title double – with the new Scottish 5000m champion forced instead to settle for silver in the metric mile event.
Scotland international Edwards, 26, also became the first Aberdeen athlete to take a Scottish title at 1500m or the mile and he was thrilled with that slice of local history.
‘It was just the best feeling I have ever had in athletes – it was ace,’ said new 1500m champion Edwards, after his 3.54.04 win over Butchart and reigning champion, Grant Muir.
‘I read something earlier in the week about Aberdeen never having had a Scottish champion at 1500m or the mile but did not think about it too much at the time. My dad speaks about some of the guys from the past at least once a week! So to do it today like that in front of a lot of family and friends who often don’t get to see me race was a special feeling.’
‘As I was closing on the line, I knew someone was getting close and of course it was Butchart! What an effort he must have made to get the silver only an hour or so after winning the 5000m title so fair play to him.’
prosource.it continue to support Myles in all events and are immensely proud of Myles for not only winning gold and becoming Scottish Champion but for becoming the first Aberdeen athlete to take the Scottish title at 1500m or the mile. Congratulations Myles, you deserve it!
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