Hawkins at the 2016 Olympics
|Born||22 June 1992|
Elderslie, Renfrewshire, Scotland
|Alma mater||Butler University|
University of the West of Scotland
|Height||179 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||62 kg (137 lb)|
|Sport||Track and Field|
|Event(s)||3000-10,000 m, half marathon, marathon|
|Club||Kilbarchan Amateur Athletics Club|
University of the West of Scotland
|Coached by||Robert Hawkins (father)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||3000 m – 8:07.98i (2010)|
5000 m – 14:03.37i (2012)
HM – 1:00:00 (2017)
Marathon – 2:08:14 (2019)
|Updated on 8 August 2017.|
Callum Hawkins (born 22 June 1992) is a British distance runner, who competed in the marathon at the 2016 Summer Olympics. He is the Scottish record holder in the marathon and the British all-time number three at that distance behind Mo Farah and Steve Jones. Hawkins is also the all-time Great Britain number two (and European all-time number six) in the half marathon. He is the Great Scottish Run course record holder and was the first British man to win that event in 23 years.
Hawkins was born on 22 June 1992 in Elderslie near Paisley. He has an elder brother Derek. Callum and Derek were encouraged to take up distance running, and are trained by their father Robert, a former international runner. In 2010–2012 Hawkins competed for the Butler University in the United States, earning all-American status, and winning the 2011 Men's Athlete of the Year award for the Great Lakes Region. He was the first athlete from the Butler University to win the award. After that he studied mechanical engineering at the University of the West of Scotland. Some time before 2013 he had two surgeries on his left knee.
In 2013 he finished seventh in the men's under-23's race at the European Cross Country Championships. At the 2014 European Cross Country Championships he improved to a fifth-place finish in the under-23's race.
In October 2015 he finished the Great Scottish Run in a time of one hour two minutes and 42 seconds, setting a personal best to in second place overall behind Uganda's Moses Kipsiro and winning the gold medal for Scottish athletes. Later that month he competed in his first marathon in Frankfurt, finishing twelfth in two hours 12 minutes and 17 seconds, in a race won by Ethiopia's Sisay Lemma.
At the 2016 London Marathon, his second event over the distance, Hawkins finished eighth overall, and was the first British-qualified athlete to finish, in a time of two hours 10 minutes and 52 seconds. This time was inside the qualifying time of two hours 14 minutes needed to earn him a place in the Great Britain team for the 2016 Summer Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was joined in the men's marathon by fellow British athletes, Tsegai Tewelde and his brother Derek Hawkins.
In October 2016 he again ran the Great Scottish Run and this time was the overall winner of the event in 1:00:24. This would have been a new Scottish half-marathon record, but the race was found to be 150 m too short, which invalidated the result.
In January 2017 he became the first British athlete to beat Mo Farah in any race for 7 years at the Great Edinburgh International Cross Country race, which has been held annually since 2005. In fact Callum was 2nd in this race overall (with Farah in 7th) - Callum had put in a strong performance to lead for most of the race, but was out-sprinted by Leonard Korir in the final straight.
|2009||European Youth Olympic Festival||Tampere, Finland||1st||3000 m||8:23.62|
|European Cross Country Championships||Dublin, Ireland||19th||Junior race||19:17|
|1st||Junior team||24 pts|
|2010||World Cross Country Championships||Bydgoszcz, Poland||47th||Junior race||24:21|
|9th||Junior team||198 pts|
|2013||European Cross Country Championships||Belgrade, Serbia||7th||Under-23 race||24:18|
|1st||Under-23 team||40 pts|
|2014||European 10,000m Cup||Skopje, Macedonia||—||10,000 m||DNF|
|Commonwealth Games||Glasgow, United Kingdom||20th||10,000 m||29:12.52|
|European Cross Country Championships||Samokov, Bulgaria||5th||Under-23 race||25:49|
|2nd||Under-23 team||31 pts|
|2016||World Half Marathon Championships||Cardiff, United Kingdom||15th||Individual||1:02:51|
|European Championships||Amsterdam, Netherlands||9th||Half marathon (individual)||1:03:57|
|9th||Half marathon (team)||3:18:26|
|Olympic Games||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||9th||Marathon||2:11:52|
|European Cross Country Championships||Chia, Italy||3rd||Senior race||27:49|
|1st||Senior team||28 pts|
|2017||World Championships||London, United Kingdom||4th||Marathon||2:10:17|
|2018||Commonwealth Games||Gold Coast, Australia||—||Marathon||DNF|
|2019||World Championships||Doha, Qatar||4th||Marathon||2:10:57|
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