Connor Maclean wins Scotland vest

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Stornoway athlete Connor Maclean is to join four Olympians in the Scotland squad at the British Cross Challenge event in Liverpool later this month.

Maclean is joined in the 24-strong selection for Saturday, November 26, by Rio star Andy Butchart, European 5000m bronze medallist Steph Twell and Scottish Half Marathon champion Beth Potter.

The Merseyside event, one of the biggest on the British cross country calendar, doubles up as the trials for Team GB and NI vests at the Euro Cross in Italy in December.

Connor earned his vest for the British trials with a win in the recent under-20 Scottish 4K Championships.