28 Jan

Lemoncello Hopes 10K Is More Fruitful

Andrew Lemoncello

After the disappointment of the 2011 London Marathon - an attack of stitches and a below-par performance of 2:15:24 - and subsequently relinquishing his last opportunity to qualify for the Olympics at his preferred distance, Andrew Lemoncello has revealed he is still looking to take part in London 2012.

The 29-year-old Scottish runner is hoping a switch to 10k will provide him with the opportunity. Lemoncello, who boasts a PB of 27:57 at the distance, commented: "The track is still very much a reality for me. My personal best is not too far off the qualifying time, so I think it's very possible I can go there."

The Fife runner also revealed that the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow are very much in his sights: "Long-term I've got aspirations for the Commonwealth Games. Running on home soil is great in London, but then running in Scotland in a championship will just be phenomenal."

Lemoncello continued: "I've definitely got big aspirations for a medal in the marathon there, and maybe even the 10k if I can fit it in."