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 European best in the 10 miles.
Eilish McColgan was born in Dundee, Scotland 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.
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 step-daughter of long-distance runner John Nuttall and step-sister of his son, para-athlete Luke Nuttall.
Who are Eilish McColgan’s parents?
Eilish McColgan’s parents are Liz McColgan and Peter McColgan.
Liz McColgan is a British former middle-distance and long-distance track and road-running athlete. She won the gold medal for the 10,000 metres at the 1991 World Championships, and a silver medal over the same distance at the 1988 Olympic Games.
Peter McColgan is a Northern Irish former steeplechaser. McColgan holds the Northern Irish 3000 metres indoor record with a time of 7:54.48 as well as the two and three kilometre Steeplechase outdoor records. McColgan was born in Strabane, County Tyrone. He was educated at Omagh CBS.