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Eilish McColgan

Eilish McColgan

Eilish McColgan is a Scottish middle- and long-distance runner and daughter of celebrated runner Liz McColgan MBE. In her ongoing career, she has won two gold, three silver and three bronze medals.

Eilish is the European record holder for the 10 km road race, and the British record holder for the 5000m, 10,000m, 5km and half marathon.

By the age of 30 she had competed in three Olympic Games, with her first at the London games in 2012. At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she reached the final of the women’s 5000 metres.

More recently in 2022 she became the Commonwealth Games 10,000 metres champion with the Games record, and 5000 metres silver medallist.

Eilish is a four-time European Championships medallist, winning silver medals for the 5000m in 2018 and 10,000m in 2022, bronze in the 5000m in 2022, and a bronze for the indoor 3000m in 2017.

Eilish has founded a charity to inspire and support young people of all backgrounds to take up athletics. She has spoken openly about body confidence issues as a teenager and how she overcame this.

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