Participants

Eilish McCOLGAN

Eilish McCOLGAN
    Athletics
Birth Date:  25 Nov 1990
Place of Birth:  DUNDEE
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  27
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  176
Weight (Kg):  54

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Women's 1500m 6
Women's 5000m 6

Eilish McCOLGAN - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Mon, 9 Apr 19:25
Women's 1500m Round 1 - Heat 1
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 22:04
Gold Medal Event Women's 1500m Final
Finished
Sat, 14 Apr 15:20
Gold Medal Event Women's 5000m Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 3000m Steeplechase 6 9:44.65

Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 5000m 13 15:12.09
2012 London, GBR Women's 3000m Steeplechase 8r1h3 9:54.36

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2017 London, GBR Women's 5000m 10 15:00.43
2013 Moscow, RUS Women's 3000m Steeplechase 10 9:37.33

Occupation: Athlete
Education: Accounting, mathematics at University of Dundee, Scotland
Languages spoken: English
Coach

PERSONAL: Liz McCOLGAN (mother) (SCO) (scotsman.com, 25 May 2016)


Sporting relatives

Running the 10,000m, mother Liz won gold at Tokyo 1991 World Championships and silver at Seoul 1988 Olympic Games. Stepfather John NUTTALL (ENG) ran in 5000m at Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games and father Peter ran in 3000m steeplechase at Tokyo 1991 World Championships. (eilishmccolgan.blogspot.com, Aug 2013)


Injuries

Broken left ankle in January 2015. Had surgery on it six months later and did not compete that year. (bbc.com, 23 Jun 2016)


Reason: "In primary school, the physical education teacher entered me into a cross country, purely because of who my mother was. I think I came third and absolutely loved it, so decided to take a friend along to the local athletics club, Dundee Hawkhill Harriers." (eilishmccolgan.blogspot.com, Aug 2013)
Influence: Mother (bbc.com, 23 Jun 2016)
Additional information

SWITCHING DISCIPLINES
After missing all of 2015 with a broken ankle, and having had previous long-term injuries, she changed from 3000m steeplechase to flat events after an ultimatum from her mother. "I can run and get through the aches and pains of my ankle but the impact of jumping in the steeplechase is just too much of a risk. It is my favourite event but if it meant I had to sit on the sidelines for another year, mentally it would have been very difficult." (bbc.com, 23 Jun 2016)


HEART SCARE
Heart palpitations in April 2014 while training in Middle East. "From a very young age I've always had heart palpitations, loads of people have them, but it's never affected me running. I knew instantly these palpitations were different. They gave me some medication." (bbc.com, 10 Jul 2014)


COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Sixth in 3000m steeplechase at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, but her mother and father never ran at a Games. Stepfather took bronze in 5000m at Victoria 1994 Commonwealth Games. (tilastopaja.eu, Sep 2017)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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