Eilish McColgan’s golden template falls short in European 10,000m Commonwealth Games, here are the full details about Eilish McColgan 10000m.

Eilish McColgan : Commonwealth Games | 10000m

Being born to Liz and Peter McColgan, both athletes. She is a member of Dundee’s Hawkhill Harriers Club and is coached by her mother, former 10,000 metres World Champion and Olympic silver medallist Liz McColgan.

Personal information
Born 25 November 1990 (age 31)
Dundee, Scotland
         Height          1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 53 kg (117 lb)

She is the reigning Commonwealth games 10000m champion, winning the title at Birmingham 2022 in a games record time of 30:48.60; a two-time European medallist after winning a silver in the 5000 metres in 2018, and a bronze for the indoor 3000 metres in 2017.

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

McColgan represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

She represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 and in 2018 at the Gold Coast and in 2022 in Birmingham where she won 10,000 metres gold in a games record time of 30:48.60.

And she is the Scottish record holder in the 3000 metres steeplechase with 9:35.82 in 2013 and the 10,000 metres with 30:19.02 in 2022.

Commonwealth Games 

Not since Super Saturday has a British athletics stadium rocked and roared the way it did as Eilish McColgan rounded the final bend of the women’s 10,000m, ready to pounce for the first major title of her career.

At that stage the 31-year-old was unsure whether she had the legs or the lungs to kick past the Kenyan Irene Cheptai.

Eilish McColgan : Commonwealth Games | 10000m

But as the 30,000 crowd in the Alexander Stadium jumped to their feet, she found powers anew from the noise and good vibrations to take the gold medal.

But her celebrations had barely started. McColgan was soon running towards her mother Liz, who also won gold for Scotland over the same distance at the 1986 and 1990 Commonwealth Games, to share an embrace that would have dismantled even the flintiest of hearts.


A fortnight of soaring glories continued for Eilish McColgan as she fought off her extreme post Commonwealth Games fatigue, and the attentions of a high-class field, to claim a brilliant European 10,000m silver in Munich.

The 31-year-old had been so weary before this race that she had spent the day in a deep slumber. Yet fuelled by caffeine and a desire for her third medal in 12 days, she produced another performance of immense grit and steel.

Eilish McColgan : Commonwealth Games | 10000m

In blustery conditions, McColgan applied the template that had served her so well in Birmingham, pushing to the front early and applying a cobra-like squeeze for lap after painful lap. But this time the Kenyan-born Turkish athlete Yasemin Can proved to have a powerful antidote.

With seven laps remaining Can made a decisive move, breaking away before coming home in 30min 32.57sec.

But McColgan had enough in the tank to beat Israel’s Lonah Chemtai Salpeter to silver on the final lap in 30min 41.05sec.

By Rishabh

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