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Matt Gillespie

Name of University/ College: University of Glasgow
Course of Study: Law
Date of Birth: 04.11.1990
Sporting achievements: UK Cross Champion 2010; Scottish u23 5000m Champion; Run 30.15 for 10k and 68.17 for half marathon
Favourite sporting moment: Standing on the podium at the European Cross Country Championships
Sporting heros: Steve Prefontaine, American distance runner from the 70s, held all 7 American records betweent 2,000m and 10,000m distances. He has numerous inspirational quots; my favourite is; "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift"
Chris Solinsky, in 2010 he became the first non-African to run under 27 mins for 10,000m. For runners this proves that there does not necessarily have to be an African dominance of distance running.