As his son Jake wins the world 1500m championship, Geoff Wightman's athletics career continues

As his son Jake wins the world 1500m championship, Geoff Wightman's athletics career continues ...

Geoff Wightman, Jake's father, is a former marathon runner and has provided commentary in stadiums for years.

After winning the 1500m gold at the World Championships in Oregon, Jake set a personal best in his career.

Because his father Geoff provided the commentary in the stadium and announced his sons' victory, the victory is even more special.

Due to Jake's achievements and emotional responses, social media attention focused on Geoff.

Jake Wightman has won the world 1500m championship.

After winning the 1500m gold at the World Championships in Eugene, Oregon, Jake Wightman reached a major milestone in his athletic career.

The 28-year-old middle-distance runner fought off the likes of Olympic winner Jakob Ingebrigtsen.

Jake is the first Brit to win the world 1500m championship since Steve Cram in 1983.

Jakes' record comes after he won bronze at the Commonwealth Games and European Championships in 2018. He will compete in the Olympics in 2021.

Geoff Wightman's athletic career can be seen here.

Jake Wightman comes from a professional athlete family. His father Geoff and his mother Susan are both former distance runners.

Geoffs personal best result is 2:13, and he has competed in the Commonwealth Games and European Championships. He finished sixth at the 1990 European Championships.

The 61-year-old has worked as an announcer, host, and commentator at various sports venues across the globe over the previous 20 years.

Geoff has focused more on Jakes athletics career and serves as his personal coach and mentor. He has also trained other athletes, including Stephanie TwellandHarvey Dixon.

Susan, Geoffs' wife, is a household name in the same field and she placed sixth in the 1986 Commonwealth Games.

Geoff responds to his son's title.

When his kid Jake won the world 1500m championship, Geoff couldn't contain his joy in front of the cameras.

He said: I have to explain why the camera is on me. That's my son. I coach him. He's the world champion.

Geoff continues: I've been doing his school sports day since he was 11, because my wife has been his PE teacher.

Weve just taken him to a slightly larger stadia, slightly larger crowds, and slightly larger medals. But it was surreal to see him win gold. I was thinking: I know that guy. He has a familiar face.

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