Scotland's Steph Twell wins British 10,000m title in London

Steph Twell
Steph Twell claimed an impressive victory at the European 10,000m Cup in London

Scotland's Steph Twell won the British title over 10,000m with an impressive performance in London.

The 29-year-old took victory in 31 minutes 08.13 seconds, which is inside the qualifying time for the World Championships in Doha later this year.

In a strong finish, she overtook front-runner Lonah Chemtai Salpeter of Israel with 600m to go.

Fellow Scot Eilish McColgan came third in 31:16.76, also within the world standard.

With Twell not competing in the European Cup event, that meant a silver medal for McColgan.

"A few months ago, in my head, I would probably have let her go," said Twell after her success at Parliament Hill.

"On the back straight, I just thought, I could still see her heels, 'I'm not letting her go'. I didn't even think about her as European champion, she was just another girl in the race and that was important to me to think she wasn't out of reach."

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