Jake Wightman speaks to RunBlogRun about running 3:57.24 in his second Indoor race ever!


Jake Wightman was the European Junior Champion at 1,500 meters in 2013. He finished sixteenth in the heat in 2014 Commonwealth Games and in 2016, Jake was seventh in the European Championships.

I met Jake at the adidas Boost Boston Games last June. Jake is 23, and is coached by his father, Geoff Wightman. HIs mom is Susan Tooby, and yes, you recognize both of their names as British marathoners.

Jake's father, Geoff Wightman emcees many of the finest press conferences on the track circuit.

Wightman_JakeFH-Euros16.jpgJake Wightman, 2016 European Championships, photo by PhotoRun.net

I interviewed Jake after his fine third in the mile, in 3:57.24. "Absolute lung burner, " noted Jake on his twitter (@JakeSWightman), "Second and last track race, but nice to dip my toes into th eindoor scene."

Jake ran an 800 meters, so this was his second race. Jake will go back to winter training and focus on making the British team for London 2017.

Here is my short Instagram interview with Jake!

Jake Wightman on his first indoor mile, #nbigp, #runblogrun #gamupdates #photorun #newbalance

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