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Newcastleton’s Libby Clegg is one of Great Britain and Scotland’s most successful track and field athletes of recent years.

With Paralympic Games silver, World Championships gold and European Championship gold to her name, the 23-year-old sprinter is a proven performer at elite level.

With the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games already on the horizon, Libby is targeting more medal glory on the international stage.

Libby suffers from a deteriorating eye condition known as Stargardt’s Macular Dystrophy disease and has only slight peripheral vision in her left eye, and is registered blind.

She burst on the scene aged just 16, winning 200m silver at the 2006 IPC Athletics World Championships and has not stopped winning medals since.

Competing alongside her guide runner Mikhail Huggins in the T12 category, Libby won two silver medals at last year’s IPC World Championships, in the 100m and 200m.

In addition, Libby is the face of ‘light up our lives’ campaign for the Royal Blind Society and an interactive representative of the Champions in School charity, through which she has visited many of the locals schools back home in the Borders.