The first IAAF World Championships was in 1983 when a Women's 10 kilometres Championship was held. In 1985, this altered in distance to 15 kilometres, and was then replaced in 1992 by the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships covering both men and women. The event was renamed the IAAF World Road Running Championships in 2006, reverting back to its original title in 2008.
Liz McColgan won the inaugural 1992 Championship and took silver in the team race, with Paul Evans part of the men's team that finished in 2nd place that same year. No Scot has won a medal since.
The Scottish athletes who have represented Great Britain & Northern Ireland in the Championships are:
Butler, Kathy 2003 (Vilamoura) 34th, 74:17 (Team 5th)
Evans, Paul 1992 (Newcastle) 11th, 61:38 (Team 2nd)
Hawkins, Callum 2016 (Cardiff) 15th, 62:51 (Team 4th)
Lemoncello, Andrew 2009 (Birmingham) 26th, 63:03 (Team 14th)
McColgan, Liz 1992 (Newcastle) 1st, 68:53 (Team 2nd); 1996 (Palma) dnf; 1997 (Kosice) dnf
McPherson, Vikki 1995 (Belfort) 38th, 74:27 (Team 8th)
Partridge, Susan 2005 (Edmonton) 28th, 73:49 (Team 5th); 2006 (Debrecen) 27th, 69:17 (20km); 2012 (Kavarna) 22nd, 73:55 (Team 4th); 2014 (Copenhagen) 40th, 73:16
Robison, Chris 1996 (Palma) 41st, 65:10 (Team 11th)
Tewelde, Tsegai 2018 (Valencia) dnf (Team 11th)
Thomson, Trudi 1995 (Belfort) 48th, 75:48 (Team 8th)
Traynor, Luke 2018 (Valencia) 38th 62:38 (Team 11th)
The first IAAF World Championships was in 1983 when a Women's 10 kilometres Championship was held. In 1985, this altered in distance to 15 kilometres, and was then replaced in 1992 by the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships covering both men and women.
Two Scots competed in these Championships in the 9 years that they were held:
Branney, Sandra 1988 (Adelaide, 15km) 44th, 54:18 (Team 13th)
Harding, Lynn 1989 (Rio, 15km) 36th, 54:30 (Team 4th)