Old Fettesian Jake Wightman (Gl 2008-2012) finished 3rd in the 1500m men’s race at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Monaco on Friday 14th August, completing the race with a time of 3:29.47. This sets a new personal best and makes him the second fastest British athlete of all time. Congratulations Jake on an incredible time! You can see Jake sharing his exciting news on his Twitter profile here!
We spoke to Jake a few days after the event and this is what he had to say:
"It was a big milestone in my athletics career. Coe, Cram and Ovett have always been huge role models for me, so to move past them on the British all time list is really special. I hope to build on this performance now, with everything being focussed on Tokyo next year."
Jake is getting ready to race over 800m in Gothenburg, Sweden this weekend and we wish him the best for this and all future races – well done Jake!