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Body found in search for missing Team GB runner Chris Smith

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image captionChris Smith's family said he was an experienced runner

A man's body has been found in the search for a Team GB runner who has been missing in Perthshire for two days.

Chris Smith, 43, set off for a run from Invervar in Perthshire at about 15:00 on Tuesday.

The discovery was made at about 11:50 near Meall Garbh in the Glen Lyon area.

Police Scotland said that no formal identification has yet taken place, but that Mr Smith's family have been informed of the discovery.

Tayside Mountain Rescue Team, the police and a Coastguard helicopter had been scouring the area.

Mr Smith, who is originally from Aberdeenshire but lives in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, is a member of Thames Valley Harriers.

He was on holiday with his wife and sons when he went missing.

Search teams had focused around the walking route Mr Smith had planned to follow, encompassing four Munros - Meall nan Aighean, Carn Mairg, Meall Garbh and Carn Gorm.

Mr Smith has represented Great Britain in international mountain running competitions and in 2016 helped Team GB win bronze in the European Mountain Running Championships in Italy.

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