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Lynsey Sharp makes a winning return to the track after more than a three-year absence

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Lynsey Sharp makes a winning return to the track after more than a three-year absence

Lynsey Sharp won a return to the track after an absence of more than three years as the former European 800m champion returned after having a baby to top the podium for the 600m event in Glasgow

  • Lynsey Sharp wins athletics after a long absence
  • Sharp was away from the track for more than three years before he returned
  • Sharp raced in 2019 before giving birth and undergoing surgery to remove cancerous cells
  • The 32-year-old won the 600m race at the Glasgow Athletics Miller Meet

Former European 800m champion Lynsey Sharp made a winning return to the track in Glasgow after an absence of more than three years.

The 32-year-old Scot, whose partner is Andrew Butchart, a 2016 Olympic 5,000m finalist, gave birth to son Max in 2021.

He competed last at the 2019 World Championships in Doha but proved his fitness by winning the 600m at the Glasgow Athletics Miler Meet at the Emirates Arena on Friday.

‘It was really hard to come back because first I had Covid and then I had the baby,’ said the former Commonwealth Games silver medallist, who also had surgery to remove cancerous cells in 2019.

Lynsey Sharp has won a return to athletics after more than three years out of the sport

Lynsey Sharp has won a return to athletics after more than three years out of the sport

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