Neil Gourley aims high on Eugene homecoming after altitude training

Neil Gourley (left) was part of a Scottish 1-2-3 at the UK Championships, along with Jake Wightman and Josh Kerr

Scottish athlete Neil Gourley says altitude training has “paid off” in his quest to mix it at the very top level on the international 1500m scene.

Gourley, 27, came second at the UK Athletics Championships at the weekend, securing a World Championships place.

Gourley moved to Flagstaff, Arizona, at the turn of the year – a city that is 7,000 feet above sea level.

“The training has been tough out there; I think it’s made a big difference,” he told BBC Scotland.

“I have been doing…

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