22nd May 2020


Long distance athlete, Hayley Carruthers, has been appointed to the UK Anti-Doping Athlete Commission.

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has announced the appointments during #CleanSportWeek. The new additions are set to continue strengthening the British athlete voice in anti-doping.

The UKAD Athlete Commission is an independent group of 11 British athletes who are passionate about clean sport. The group discusses, and is consulted on, UKAD policies, wider issues in clean sport, and ensures that the athlete perspective is included at the heart of anti-doping in the UK.

Having previously worked in the NHS as a radiographer for five years, Carruthers began her sporting journey just four years ago when she started running. She has represented England since then, and was selected for this year’s World Athletics Half Marathon Championships, which have been postponed due to the current pandemic.

She set her marathon personal best in dramatic circumstances at the London Marathon in 2019 when she crawled across the finish line to clock 2:33:59. Carruthers improved that time later in the year to 2:32:42, at the Valencia marathon.