British sport mourns the death of Chris Smith, a 43-year-old mountain runner who disappeared during a test in the Highlands of Scotland. Smith was an “experienced mountain runner” but disappeared after going on a 17 kilometer route in the Scottish area of Glen Lyon, according to a GoFundMe Created to support the Scottish Highland Rescue Organization.
The family alerted authorities that Smith had not returned home and two days later the police set off the alarms: “We can confirm that around 11:50 am the body of a man was found near Meall Garbh in Glenlyon. Formal identification has not yet taken place, but the family of missing runner Chris Smith has been informed. The consultations are ongoing and a report will be sent to the Public Prosecutor, “they reported in a statement.
Smith’s brother-in-law, Billy Milligan, confirmed the sad news on his Facebook, where he said that “we are devastated to let you know that Chris lost his life in Glen Lyon” while he was “doing what he loved.”
The British Athletics Federation also dedicated a heartfelt tribute to the runner who was part of mountain racing teams in Great Britain and Northern Ireland and was instrumental in achieving four team medals at world and European championships over the past decade.
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Chris Smith, the mountain runner of Great Britain and Northern Ireland “, reported from British Athletics.