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Eilish McColgan

Facts About Eilish McColgan

Celebrated Name Eilish McColgan
Age 32 Years Old
Nick Name Eilish
Birth Name Eilish McColgan
Birth Date 1990-11-25
Gender Female
Profession Runner
Place Of Birth Dundee, Scotland
Birth Nation Scotland
Nationality Scottish
Ethnicity Mixed
Religion Christian
Race White
Horoscope Sagittarius
Father Peter McColgan
Mother Liz McColgan
Siblings 3
University University of Dundee
Marital Status Unmarried
Boyfriend Michael Rimmer
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Running career
Net Worth $1 million to $5 million
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 53 kg (117 lb)
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Dark brown
Body Type Athletic
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Eilish McColgan is a talented Scottish middle and long-distance runner who is well recognized for winning a bronze medal in the 1500-meter steeplechase at the International U17 Schools Championship. She is also known for winning gold medals in both the 1500 and 3000-meter steeplechase at the 2012 Scottish Universities Indoor Championships. She was part of a Great Britain contingency that included tennis star Andy Murray at the 2012 Olympics in London. Eilish represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. She is also a member of Dundee's Hawkhill Harriers Club and is coached by her mother. Recently, McColgan won the gold medal in the 10,000 metres final at the Commonwealth Games on 3rd August 2022.

Eilish McColgan Famous For

  • She is a Scottish middle- and long-distance runner. 
  • She won a bronze medal in the 1500-meter steeplechase at the International U17 Schools Championship.


Where is Eilish McColgan from?

Eilish McColgan was born on 25th November 1990 in Dundee, Scotland. She is Scottish by nationality and mixed by ethnicity. Likewise, her religious belief is in the Christian religion and her race is white. Eilish has celebrated her 31st birthday as of 2021 and as per her birthdate, her star sign is Sagittarius. Her father, Peter McColgan is a Northern Irish former steeplechaser and her mother Liz McColgan is a British former track and road-running athlete. Eilish also has three siblings named Eamonn, Kieran, Martin, and Orla McColgan.
Moving to McColgan's education, she attended the High School of Dundee and studied mathematics and accountancy at the University of Dundee, graduating in 2013.

Eilish McColgan Olympic athlete Career

  • Eilish McColgan kicks off her running career by winning a silver medal at the Scottish Schools Championships in the 1500 metres and a bronze medal at the International Under-17s Schools Championships in 2006.
  • She was then selected for the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games in India but sadly suffered a major knee injury which took her a year and a half to recover from.
  • She made her senior debut for Great Britain came at the 2011 European Team Championships in Stockholm, Sweden and was called upon to compete in the 3000 metres steeplechase.
  • Eilish 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 also won the gold medal in the 1500 metres at the 2011 Scottish University Championships as well as she won two gold medals at the 2012 Scottish Universities Indoor Championships, placing first in both the 1500 and 3000 metres events.
  • She ran a time of 9:38.45 to beat the Olympic 'A' qualification standard in the 3000 metres steeplechase in June 2012 at a meeting in Oslo, Norway and 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 was the only athlete to finish in under 10 minutes and the only British athlete to have achieved the 'A' qualifying standard.
  • She chose not to compete at the 2012 European Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland after achieving Olympic qualification as she competed for the Great Britain team for the 2012 Summer Olympics in the women's 3000 metres steeplechase.
  • She reached the final of the women's 5000 metres at the 2016 Olympics in Rio and qualified for the 3000 metres at the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships where she finished in a top ten position. 
  • In October, McColgan won the Great South Run in Portsmouth and set a British 5000m record with her time of 14:28.55, beating the 17-year mark of Paula Radcliffe on 1st July 2021 in Oslo.
  • Qualified for the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Japan, Eilish failed to advance to the 5,000 m final on 30 July, finishing in 10th place in her heat in a time of 15:09.68.
  • McColgan set a new British record in the 5 km road race in February 2022 and beat Radcliffe's 21-year-old British half marathon record by 21 seconds later that month, in a time of one hour six minutes 26 seconds, improving her mother's best yet again (1:07:11). 
  • Later she smashed Radcliffe’s European and UK 10km records at the Great Manchester Run in a time of 30 minutes 19 seconds in May 2022 and finished second behind only Hellen Obiri who set the course record of 30:15.
  • Eilish set a new Scottish 10,000m record of 30:19.02, beating the time set by her mother at the same venue in 1991 in June at the FBK Games in Hengelo as well as she won the gold medal in the 10,000 metres final at the Commonwealth Games on 3rd August 2022. Her winning time of 30:48:60 was a new game record.
  • Besides, Eilish launched a non-profit organisation in March 2022, 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.

Is Eilish McColgan married?

Eilish McColgan is an unmarried woman as she is currently in a romantic relationship with her handsome boyfriend Michael Rimmer who is also a middle-distance runner. The couple is having a good time together, which signifies they do not have affairs with other people. Eilish shares a beautiful relationship with her partner and therefore they are less likely to separate in the future ahead. Concerning her sexual orientation, she is straight.


How much is Eilish McColgan worth?

Eilish McColgan has a net worth of between $1 million to $5 million as of 2022 whereas she has also a handsome amount of salary which is around thousands of dollars per year. She's among those few individuals that have such a wide range of experience and remains true to whatever she embarks on. Eilish has reached great heights in her career already and she still has a lot more to do. In addition, her major source of income is her running career.

How tall is Eilish McColgan?

Eilish McColgan is 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) tall and her body weighs around 53 kg (117 lb). She has attractive blonde hair and dark brown eyes colour. Moreover, her body build type is athletic. Her sensible thoughts with a good sense of humour greatly attract her spectators to their TV screen. 

Trivias About Eilish McColgan You Need To Know.

  • She made her Olympic debut for Great Britain in 2012 in the 3000 meter steeplechase.
  • Eilish won a bronze medal in the 1500 meter steeplechase at the International U17 Schools Championship.
  • At the 2012 Olympics in London, she was part of a Great Britain contingency that included tennis star Andy Murray.
  • She represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 and in 2018 at the Gold Coast.
  • Her star sign is Sagittarius.