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Eilish McColgan Athletics

Be resilient in order to achieve goals. It's not about medals or championships for me - it's running as fast as I can.

About me

I started the sport at Primary School. After coming 4th in my local cross country race, I was invited along to my local club Dundee Hawkhill Harriers and fell in love with athletics. Initially, I did all different disciplines but distance running was the one I enjoyed the most. At the age of 14, my mum decided to coach me and is still my coach to this day.

It took me until I was 21 years old to make my first GB team.


Eilish McColgan






Double Olympian (2012 & 2016). Olympic finalist 2016. World Finalist 2013
Team Scotland, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, 6th
3x British Champion and Scottish Record Holder

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