Sean Frame claimed an emotional silver medal in the Men’s T53/54 Marathon, digging deep in the final stages to hold off a late surge by England’s Simon Lawson.
Competing at his first Commonwealth Games, Frame was delighted to take the silver behind Johnboy Smith of England.
“It’s amazing,” he said. “It just shows you that all those nights, all those years of training has paid off.”
“I still can’t wrap my head around it, but just shows all that torture has paid off. You don’t realise how physically demanding it is. We are using our arms and physically they are not made for this. We had to condition our bodies to do this and it is all physically demanding.
“My family are all excited. I could hear my mum shouting at me out of the whole crowd and my dad at the finish line, he trains me, so he is super proud of me. It’s a happy family. “
Six time Paralympic champion David Weir looked to be clear for gold before a puncture ruled him out of contention, leaving the way clear for Smith, Frame and Lawson to claim the podium places.