The race to the European Athletics Indoor Championships, which comes to Glasgow in March 2019, is now headed into the final straight with only 60 days to go.
Some of Europe’s leading athletes will descend on Glasgow’s Emirates Arena between 1-3 March as the Championships return to the iconic city for the first time since 1990. There will be 650 athletes from more than 45 nations setting their sights on glory.
British sprinter Asha Philip has had nothing short of a remarkable career.
She sparked her athletic journey by rewriting the history books as a teenager, as she became the IAAF World Youth Indoor Champion in 2007. Since suffering a career-threatening cruciate injury, which meant she was unable to take part in any physical activity for two years, she has made an incredible return.
Philip now holds a wealth of titles to her name and can proudly say she is an Olympic Bronze Medallist and European Indoor 60m Champion currently holding the national record across that distance, to name just a few.
The 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist is now fully focussed on continuing her hard work to get the opportunity to compete at Glasgow 2019.
She said: “Now that we are heading into 2019 and officially passed 60 days-to-go mark until the European Athletics Indoor Championships Glasgow 2019, my excitement levels are very high as I am sure the rest of the athletes are too.
“To have the opportunity to compete at a fantastic event in a world-class venue in front of a home crowd, is something that helps keep me motivated in training during the off-season for sure.
“The competition will be tough for all athletes, my aim is to keep working hard to make sure I give myself the best chance of arriving in Glasgow in top condition ready to compete for a medal.”
Billy Garrett, Director of Sport and Events at Glasgow Life and Co-Chair of the Glasgow 2019 Steering Committee, said: “We are now very much into the final stretch in the countdown to Glasgow 2019, with only 60 days to go until the Championships, the excitement within the city is continuing to grow. We are absolutely delighted at how ticket sales are going, with some sessions now fully sold out.
“All this ensures we are in for another world class event in Glasgow, fans will be immersed a phenomenal atmosphere at a packed out Emirates Arena, watching some of the best athletes across Europe.”
Sport and Public Health Minister Joe FitzPatrick said: “The European Athletics Indoor Championships will be yet another fantastic major sporting event held in Scotland, giving us an opportunity to build on the success of the 2018 European Championships.