Mark MacDonald: Highland Games Champion 2017

Atlas proudly sponsored Mark MacDonald on his recent trip to the 17th Annual Scottish Masters Athletics Heavy Events World Championships in Reykjavik, Iceland.  

Our support of Mark ensured he could focus on preparing for the competition as best he could.

Dumfries-based Mark, who has been taking part in the Highland Games for 35 years and has won the Scottish Championship four times traveled to Reykjavik for the Masters event on the 23rd June.

Mark performed superbly and has come back with some more achievements to add to his career record as a result of winning light and heavy putting, light and heavy hammer and tossing the caber at the Games.

Below are some pictures of Mark and his medals when he recently visited our office in Dumfries.


Here are you can see some of his achievements throughout the years at other highland games competitions.

Year Event Best throw
2004 Braemar Stone 37′ 7″
2003 Open Stone 42′ 4.5″
2003 Heavy Weight Throw 48′ 5.5″
2004 Light Weight Throw 70′ 4″
2003 Heavy Hammer 98′ 8″
2003 Light Hammer 124′ 4.5″
2003 Sheaf Toss 24′
2004 Caber Toss 12:00
2009 Weight over Bar 18′ 6″

Well done Mark! We are delighted to have helped you achieve this great success.

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