Eilish McColgan

Scottish middle- and long-distance runner

McColgan holds the European record in the 10km, and British records for the 5000m, 5km and half marathon. She also owns the European best in the 10 miles.  

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Eilish McColgan (born 25 November 1990) is a Scottish middle- and long-distance runner. Eilish represented Team GB at 3 Olympic Games – London 2012, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2021. 

2022 has been a successful year becoming the Commonwealth Games Champion over 10,000m – setting a new Commonwealth Record and a silver medal over the 5,000m. Followed by two European Medals at the most recent European Championships in Munich.  

This adds to Eilish’s previous European medals – winning a silver in the 5000 metres in 2018, and a bronze for the indoor 3000 metres in 2017.  

She represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 and in 2018 at the Gold Coast. And holds Scottish records in the 3000 metres steeplechase, 5000m, 5km, 10km, 10mile and Half Marathon. 

She studied mathematics and accountancy at the University of Dundee, graduating in 2013. And in March 2022, McColgan launched a non-profit organisation, Giving Back to Track with partner and fellow Olympian Michael Rimmer with the aim to encourage young people to get involved in athletics and to fund the next generation of female athletes. 

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