Was Jake Wightman born to a Scottish dad? His parents

Jake Wightman was born to Geoff and Susan Tooby, but we’re not sure if his father is Scottish or not.

Both of her parents are former athletes, with Geoff competing in the marathon at the Commonwealth Games and European Championships and Susan representing Team GB in the same event at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

When Geoff began commenting on his 10-year-old son’s school sports days, he had no idea where the journey would take them both.

“That’s my son, and he’s a world champion!” Geoff exclaimed. The emotionally proud father said he prepared his son for this moment. “Since my wife is his PE teacher, I have been doing sports at school since he was about 11,” he explained.

Jake expressed his joy in making his father proud after the race. The World Champion exclaimed: ‘I’m glad he showed some emotion!’

Jake Wightman Race And Background

Jake Wightman’s race has not yet been revealed. He was born on July 11th 1994. He has two younger brothers and sisters named Sam and Martha.

Jake Wightman (C) the men's 1500m champion with his father Geoff (L) his mother Susan (R)
Jake Wightman (C) the men’s 1500m champion with his father Geoff (L) mother Susan (R) (Source: Scroll)

Wightman grew up in Nottingham, England but attended Stewart’s Melville College and Fettes College in Edinburgh before enrolling at Loughborough University.

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Jake Wightman Career as a distance runner

Jake Wightman is a middle distance runner who mainly competes in the 1500m. In 2022 he won gold at the World Athletics Championships.

Wightman won the European Junior Championships in long jump in 2013. He broke the Scottish record of 1000 meters in June 2018 at the Diamond League event in Stockholm with a time of 2: 16.27, breaking the previous record that was still standing since 1984.

He broke the Scottish 1500m record with a time of 3: 29.47 in the 2020 Diamond League in Munich.

In the 1500m final of the 2022 World Championship in Eugene, Wightman set a new personal best and championship record of 3: 29.23, defeating Olympic champion and European record holder Jakob Ingebrigtsen to win his first world title.

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