Jake Wightman

  • 11-AUG-2021

  • UK

Event:

  • Track & Field - 1500m

Jake’s coach & father (Geoff Wightman) is the stadium announcer at all major championships as well as other major track & field events. This often sees Geoff announcing and commentating on Jakes events while he is competing. Jake has to go into these events without his coach and knowing throughout his race he is going to hear his dad providing commentary. It takes a strong person to mentally be able to deal with that kind of unique situation.

Jakes mother and father were both international marathon runners. Susan Tooby (Jakes mother)– competed for Great Britain in the marathon, and his dad – Geoff – competed at Commonwealth Games and European Championships for Great Britain.

Accolades:

  • 2013 European junior championships 1st (1500m)
  • 2017 Diamond league 1st (one mile & 1500m)
  • 2017 European team championships 2nd (1500m)
  • 2018 national indoors championships 1st (1500m) 
  • 2018 commonwealth games 3rd (1500m)
  • 2018 commonwealth games 4th (800m)
  • 2018 World indoor championships 6th (1500m)
  • 2018 European championships 3rd (1500m)
  • 2019 World championships 5th (1500m)

CONTACTS

  • Mary Lawton
    Global PR Manager
    United States
    617-746-2525
  • Joanna Howarth
    PR Senior Manager
    United States
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