Lachie Stewart

(B.1943)
Athletics
Inducted in 2007

A gutsy victory in the 10,000 metres final for Stewart at the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh ranks as one of the most memorable moments in Scottish sport. Cheered on by a passionate home crowd, Stewart out-sprinted the multiple world record holder and overwhelming favourite, Australian Ron Clarke, to win gold on the first day of the Games. Stewart took more than 20 seconds off his previous best to win. Lachie won 13 Scottish titles in seven years and established numerous Scottish records at two miles, 3,000 metre steeplechase, six miles and 10 miles.

Lachie Stewart