World champion runner establishes Qatar youth athletics clubs

A Scottish former middle and long distance running champion is setting up a new, competitive athletics system for school children in Qatar to boost their fitness and encourage them to get into sports.

Liz McColgan-Nuttall, who moved to Doha with her husband last year, is a sporting household name in the UK.

A silver medalist for the 10,000 meters at the 1988 Olympics, she won gold for the same distance in the 1991 World Championships. That same year, she won the New York marathon, followed by the Tokyo marathon in 1992 and then the London marathon four years later.

Since landing in Qatar, she said she has already found several promising young athletes who she is training as part of her new Doha Athletic Club network.
 
 
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Source News: Doha News
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