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Mackay runs for Scotland

Seumas Mackay winning gold at the Gotland island games. Photo: Shetland Islands Games Association

SHETLAND athlete Seumas Mackay has been chosen to represent Scotland in the 800-metre distance at the U18 Celtic Games, to be held in Dublin on 5 August.

The 17 year old won a gold medal for the isles at the recent islands games, in Gotland, in a time of 1.53.32min.

A spokeswoman for Shetland Athletic Club said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Seumas and a great achievement as only one athlete is selected per event for this match.

“He continues to go from strength to strength through a lot of hard work and discipline and is reaping the rewards on a regular basis.”

Mackay has also been selected as one of the five athletes for the 4 x 400m relay team.