Andrew Butchart emerges as Dunblane's latest Olympic talent
The 5000m runner will join tennis stars Andy and Jamie Murray at this year's games in Rio.
Andrew Butchart has become the latest Olympic talent to emerge from Dunblane.
The 24-year-old 5000m runner will join tennis stars Andy and Jamie Murray at this year's games in Rio.
The Stirlingshire town has a population of under 9000 people but will make its mark on this year's event.
Butchart will represent Team GB on the track in just under two weeks, although he has only been a full time athlete since the beginning of the year.
He had modest ambitions at the start of the year but is delighted to have made it through.
Butchart said: "The aim at the start of the year was to do the best we can to get through it, it wasn't always that we were going to get through.
"We were going to do the best we can and it just so happens we've ticked every box."
To prepare for the games, Andrew runs twice a day every day, chalking up 100 miles every week.
He aspires to reach the level of British distance runner Mo Farah, who also completes in the 5000m as well as the 10,000m - but has not yet perfected a similarly iconic winner's pose as the Mo-bot.