“I’m very fit and I love racing”: Rosie Clarke on the steeplechase, challenging Kenya’s Commonwealth dominance and recovering from World Championship heartache

When the Commonwealth Games arrived in Glasgow four years ago, Rosie Clarke was, by her own admission, little more than a promising 1500m runner with a dream. She attended the competition as a spectator, her eyes fixated on Kate Avery – friend, former housemate and 10,000m athlete – who narrowly