Steph Twell sets new Scottish marathon record in Frankfurt

Steph Twell finishes Frankfurt marathon
Twell's performance takes 12 seconds off the previous record and is well inside the Olympic qualifying standard
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Steph Twell has set a new Scottish record for the marathon, eclipsing Liz McColgan's 1997 mark.

In just her second race over 26 miles 385 yards, Twell, 30, finished eighth in Frankfurt.

Her time of two hours, 26 minutes and 40 seconds takes 12 seconds off the previous record and is well inside the Olympic qualifying standard.

Twell, a European bronze medallist over 5,000m in 2016, is aiming for her third Olympic appearance in Tokyo next year.

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