Marathon runners confirmed for Games squad

Freya Ross
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Three more marathon runners, including Capital star Freya Ross and Ross Houston (Roslin), have been named in the latest additions to the Scotland athletics team for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in July.

Also named is the remarkable 42-year-old Kilbarchan veteran Hayley Haining, who will be going to her second Games, and Montrose and former Edinburgh AC pole vaulter Gregor MacLean.

For Ross, Britain’s leading finisher in the London 2012 Olympics, the announcement comes after a worrying two weeks when her fitness was in doubt following her withdrawal through injury during the Great Edinburgh Run last month.

Though she pulled up with a shout of pain after four miles of that race, to the alarm of some of her fellow competitors, the 30-year-old Ross, who has had miserable luck with injuries during her career, insisted that it was “not as bad as she feared.”