Freya Ross will miss this summer's Commonwealth Games after withdrawing from the event with a hip injury. The 30-year-old is set to make a full recovery but says the injury has affected her training in the run-up to the event.
The Edinburgh-native who now trains in the States was set to compete in the marathon and said of her decision: “It is with regret and deep disappointment that I can confirm I have had to withdraw from Team Scotland for the Commonwealth games.
“I have suffered from a hip injury for the past few weeks and while the prognosis is good for a full return to competitive running, it is affecting my training. I would like to offer my support to every athlete in every sport involved for Glasgow 2014 because, having been to Delhi in 2010, I know all about the excitement and pride they will feel about representing Scotland at a Commonwealth Games. I’m sure it will be very exciting.”
Ross has a 26.2 mile best of 2:28:10, clocked at the London Marathon in 2012. Despite suffering injury setbacks in 2013, she recorded 2:35:19 in Yokohama last November to better the Scotland Commonwealth Games qualifying standard of 2:40.
The full Scotland team is due to be named on Thursday (12 June).