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Eilish McColgan is a Scottish middle- and long-distance runner. 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 the 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. 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.
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Eilish McColgan was born on November 25, 1990 (age 31 years) in Dundee, Scotland. She is the daughter of Liz McColgan 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. She attended the High School of Dundee and studied mathematics and accountancy at the University of Dundee, graduating in 2013. Following her mother’s second marriage, McColgan is the step-daughter of long-distance runner John Nuttall and step-sister of his son, para-athlete Luke Nuttall.
Eilish McColgan won a silver medal in 2006 at the Scottish Schools Championships in the 1500 metres and a bronze medal at the International Under-17s Schools Championships. In 2007, she came fifth in the Scottish Senior Championships 1500 metres. At the 2008 Scottish Indoor Championships she won a bronze medal in the 1500 metres. McColgan was selected for the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games in India but suffered a major knee injury which it took her a year and a half to recover from.
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McColgan also missed the 2011 World Championships, held in Daegu, South Korea, after breaking her foot at a Diamond League event in London. Her senior debut for Great Britain came at the 2011 European Team Championships in Stockholm, Sweden. Initially selected as a travelling reserve to cover a range of events, she was called upon to compete in the 3000 metres steeplechase, an event in which she had only competed in twice before, and ran a personal best while finishing ninth. She came fourth in the 1500 metres at the 2011 UK Indoor Championships and won the silver medal in the 5000 metres at the UK Outdoor Championships.
She won the gold medal in the 1500 metres at the 2011 Scottish University Championships. Eilish McColgan won two gold medals at the 2012 Scottish Universities Indoor Championships, placing first in both the 1500 and 3000 metres events. In June 2012 at a meeting in Oslo, Norway she ran a time of 9:38.45 to beat the Olympic ‘A’ qualification standard in the 3000 metres steeplechase. McColgan confirmed her qualification for the steeplechase at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London by winning the British trials in a time of 9:56.90.
Eilish McColgan was the only athlete to finish in under 10 minutes and the only British athlete to have achieved the ‘A’ qualifying standard. After achieving Olympic qualification, McColgan chose not to compete at the 2012 European Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland. She competed for the Great Britain team for the 2012 Summer Olympics in the women’s 3000 metres steeplechase alongside compatriot Barbara Parker. Her time of 9:54.36 was not sufficient for her to reach the final. At the 2016 Olympics in Rio she reached the final of the women’s 5000 metres.
McColgan qualified for the 3000 metres at the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships where she finished in a top ten position. In the 5000 metres at the 2018 European Athletics Championships in Berlin, she won the silver medal. In October, she won the Great South Run in Portsmouth. She clocked 54:43, in her maiden run at the 10 mile distance. Her mother had won the race twice previously, in 1995 and 1997. In 2019, her training regime included a daily run, cross training and a track session twice a week.
On 1 July 2021 in Oslo, McColgan set a British 5000m record with her time of 14:28.55, beating the 17-year mark of Paula Radcliffe. Qualified for the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Japan, she failed to advance to the 5,000 m final on 30 July, finishing in 10th place of her heat in a time of 15:09.68. A few days later, she also competed in the 10,000m event, finishing ninth in the final with a time of 31:04.46. On 17 October, McColgan won for the third time the Great South Run in a time of 50m 43s, breaking the European best mark for the 10 miles. She took almost half a minute off Radcliffe’s UK record, and two seconds off the previous European best.
In February 2022, Eilish McColgan set a new British record in the 5 km road race, clocking 14:48 in Dubai to break the mark of 14:51 set by Paula Radcliffe in 2003. McColgan bettered her mother’s unofficial 14:57 from 1991, and was four seconds short of a European record. Later that month, she beat Radcliffe’s 21-year-old British half marathon record by 21 seconds, in a time of one hour six minutes 26 seconds, improving her mother’s best yet again (1:07:11).
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McColgan finished second behind only Hellen Obiri who set the course record of 30:15. In May 2022, she smashed Radcliffe’s European and UK 10km records at the Great Manchester Run in a time of 30 minutes 19 seconds, shaving two seconds off the previous markers set by Radcliffe in 2003. In June 2022 at the FBK Games in Hengelo, she set a new Scottish 10,000m record of 30:19.02, beating the time set by her mother at the same venue in 1991. On 3 August 2022, she won the gold medal in the 10,000 metres final at the Commonwealth Games. Her winning time of 30:48:60 was a new games record.
Eilish McColgan is not married but is in a relationship with Michael Rimmer. Her partner is also an anthlete. The couple has no child or children. However, 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. As of mid-2022, Eilish McColgan is in a relationship with her partner Michael Rimmer. She currently resides in East Didsbury where she can often be spotted training around Manchester.
Eilish McColgan net worth
How much is Eilish McColgan worth? Eilish McColgan net worth is estimated at around $2 million. Her main source of income is from her career as a middle- and long-distance runner. Eilish McColgan’s salary per month with other career earnings is over $400,000 annually. Her successful career has earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. She is one of the richest and most influential middle and long distance runners in the United Kingdom. McColgan stands at an appealing height of 1.80m and has a good body weight of 53kg which suits her personality.