Freya Ross

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Freya Ross
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Freya Ross in the Marathon at the 2012 Olympics in London
Personal information
Born (1983-09-20) 20 September 1983 (age 33)
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight 44 kg (97 lb)
Sport
Country  United Kingdom
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Marathon

Freya Ross (née Murray, born 20 September 1983) is a Scottish long-distance runner who competes in the 5000 metres and 10,000 metres, as well as cross country running.[1][2] Ross represented Scotland in the 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres in the 2010 Commonwealth Games.[3] in Delhi in October 2010. She won the Great Ireland Run in 2010[4] and the Great Yorkshire Run in both 2009 and 2010 setting the course record in 2009.

Freya runs for Edinburgh Athletics Club[5] she lives in Stenhousemuir, Scotland and is a full-time athlete. She previously worked as a structural engineer for Cundall LLP.

In February 2012, Freya won the Scottishathletics National Cross Country for the sixth time in seven years.[6]

Freya was the second fastest British woman at the 2012 Virgin London Marathon in her first marathon while aiming to qualify for the 2012 Olympics. She was subsequently awarded a place due to the withdrawal of the injured Paula Radcliffe.[7][8] She was the first British athlete home in 44th place in a time of 2:32:14.

Freya received an Honorary Doctorate from Heriot-Watt University in 2014.[9]

Personal bests[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scots runner Freya Ross eyes 2013 glory by preparing at training camp in Colorado Rockies". Daily Record. 30 December 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Athlete profile for Freya Murray". IAAF. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Evening Chronicle Sport - sport news from Newcastle, Gateshead and Tyne & Wear". Chroniclelive.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-02-18. 
  4. ^ McGuirk, Bill (2010-04-19). "Murray delighted with Great Ireland Run win". Chronicle Live. Retrieved 2015-02-18. 
  5. ^ [1] Archived 23 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Evans makes final in Glasgow". The Scotsman. 2012-02-20. Retrieved 2015-02-18. 
  7. ^ "London 2012 Olympics: day three – as it happened | Sport". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-02-18. 
  8. ^ "Freya Murray takes Paula Radcliffe's Olympic marathon spot". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  9. ^ [2], Heriot-Watt University, 2015

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