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Sammi Kinghorn: fifth place in first ever marathon

Sammi celebrating at the Women's 200m T53 Final in July Credit: PA

Sammi Kinghorn has finished fifth place in her first ever marathon in Chicago.

Kinghorn's time was well inside the qualification time needed for the Commonwealth Games - just over four-and-a-half minutes behind Tatyana McFadden, who won in 1:39:14.

The 21-year-old para athlete aims to complete over 26.2 miles at the Commonwealth Games in Australia next April.

Sammi posted her achievement on twitter:

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Sammi Kinghorn wins Para-sport Athlete of the Year

Sammi won the Women's 100m T53 Final - 2017 World Para Athletics Championships Credit: PA

Sammi Kinghorn has won Para-sport Athlete of the Year at the Scottish Sports Awards. She also won Scottish Sportsperson of the Year, making her the first para and track athlete to win the achievement.

Sammi expects to race her first marathon in Chicago on 8 October. She recently came second in the women's wheelchair event at the Great North Run.


Sammi Kinghorn returns to the Borders as double world champion

Sammi Kinghorn has returned home to the Borders as a double world champion.

She won two golds in the T53 100m and 200m, a bronze in the T53, and broke a world record, at the World Para-Athletics Championships in London.

Crowds gathered in the village of Gordon last night to welcome her home: