Liz McColgan MBE

Liz McColgan MBE

Liz McColgan MBE is a former middle and long distance runner who amassed 13 medals in her career, including a silver at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. 

Twice winning gold at the Commonwealth Games in the 10,000m, Liz first triumphed in 1986 in front of a home crowd in Edinburgh – winning Scotland’s only gold medal in Athletics at those Games. Four years later at Auckland 1990 she successfully defended her 10,000m title, also taking bronze in the 3,000m.

In 1991, Liz’s 10,000m best time of 30:57.07, moved her to second in the world at that time and stood as the Scottish record until 2022, when it was broken by her daughter Eilish McColgan. 

In 1996, Liz won the London Marathon in a time of 2 hours, 27 minutes and 54 seconds.

Liz McColgan MBE was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 1991 and was awarded an MBE in 1992 for services to athletics. In 2004 Liz was inducted to the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame.

Liz is an in-demand motivation speaker especially for events such as International Women’s Day

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