Run and Become interviews Eilish McColgan. July 5th 2021. As part of our 30th birthday anniversary in Edinburgh we are delighted to offer this interview with Great Britain international and Olympian Eilish McColgan. After winning the recent British Athletics 10,000 metre trial race in Birmingham, Eilish has now secured selection for her 3rd Olympic games in Tokyo. At time of writing, Eilish has also, only a few days ago, become the fastest British woman over 5000m.
Eilish talks about how she got involved in athletics and progressed through the club system to emulate her Mum, Liz, and become first a Scottish junior, then senior international and now a regular Great Britain international. She also talks on the reality of ‘living the dream’ as a full-time athlete and how she has managed to stay focused during the events of the last 12 months, as well as offering her best advice for young aspiring athletes. Having secured selection to her 3rd Olympics, she reflects on her hopes for Tokyo 2021.