Grant McLean has been a competitive distance athlete since 1996, competing for Wellington Scottish as well as representing Wellington at New Zealand Championships. A long-time experienced marathon runner who has completed 37 marathons, he is the New Zealand Masters Marathon, Half Marathon and Mountain-Running Champion as well as having being the Wellington Marathon Champion five times. He appreciates that just as important as being able to complete the distance is the ability and commitment to being a Wellington ambassador. Grant works for Sport New Zealand and is one of those Wellingtonians that absolutely love the city and what it represents (its history, arts, culture, geography). One of his volunteer roles at Wellington Scottish is as editor of the club magazine. He has applied for the honour to run this prestigious marathon on behalf of the people of Wellington for many years, and we are delighted it is time for him to be drawn out of the hat! We are confident he will do Wellington proud.