Team Wales have named 21 athletes to represent the nation in athletics at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on 4-15 April.

Dewi Griffiths, who gained worldwide adoration following his 2:09 marathon debut in Frankfurt, will turn back to the track and compete in both the 5000m and 10,000m.

While many marathon fans were eager to see the 26-year-old go up against Scotland’s Callum Hawkins over 26.2 mile on the road in Australia, Griffith’s had previously told Fast Running he had “unfinished business” on the track after his 10,000m at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games ended on crutches.

Welsh marathon fans will not be left disappointed with four strong marathoners named in the team. Josh Griffiths and Andy Davies, who competed at the World Championships for Great Britain, will compete in the men’s event and Caryl Jones and Eli Kirk will take on the women’s marathon.

Tom Marshall, who features in the ‘fast runners: class of 2018’ will compete in the 1500m, alongside fellow Cardiff AAC runner, Rowan Axe.

Marshall’s training partner Ieuan Thomas, as well as Swansea’s Jon Hopkins, will compete in the 3000m steeplechase.

Melissa Courtney, who recently ran a 8:55.10 3000m indoor PB in Glasgow, is another athlete who will double up in events, taking on the 1500m and 5000m.

Dai Greene, the former world 400m hurdles champion and Rio 2016 Olympic 400m runner Seren Bundy-Davies have been named, but their selection is dependent on achieving a Commonwealth Games A standard before the team departs in March.

Also announced are race walkers Bethan Davies and Heather Lewis who will compete in the 20km race walk.

In total Wales will be represented by 124 athletes across 11 sports and para-sports. That concludes the selctions for the home nations, with England, Scotland and Northern Ireland all previously announcing teams.

Full Wales athletics selection for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

1500m: Tom Marshall and Rowan Axe
Steeplechase: Jon Hopkins and Ieuan Thomas
5000m: Dewi Griffiths
10,000m: Dewi Griffiths
Marathon: Andy Davies, Josh Griffiths
110m hurdles: David Omoregie
400m hurdles: Dai Greene
Decathlon: Ben Gregory
Hammer: Osian Jones

400m: Seren Bundy-Davies
1500m: Melissa Courtney
5000m: Melissa Courtney
Marathon: Caryl Jones, Eli Kirk
20km race walk: Bethan Davies, Heather Lewis
100m hurdles: Caryl Granville
400m hurdles: Caryl Granville
Hammer: Carys Parry
Long jump: Rebecca Chapman
Pole vault: Sally Peake