Coach-athlete partnerships don’t come much better than this…Liz and Eilish McColgan have one of the greatest sporting partnership in history – mother and daughter.
Liz McColgan is herself a former World Champion, Olympic Silver Medallist, Commonwealth Gold medallist and all round endurance running legend. Famous for making a quick return to competing after giving birth to Eilish in 1990 and winning a bronze medal at the 1991 World Cross Country Championships, Liz has a long list of accomplishments in events ranging from 3,000m, 10,000m and marathons. She has been coaching since 1992 and now resides in Doha one of the lead coaches at the Doha Athletics Club.
On top of her running achievements, her accolades include BBC Sports Personality of the year, an MBE and was inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. She is now the only female coach in the UK to have an athlete qualify for the British Team at this years World Championships in London…and that athlete is her daughter Eilish.
Eilish is in her own right a world class athlete having had her best season so far with a host of PB’s, a European Indoor Bronze medal and recently qualified for her home Championships in London. She has been to two Olympic Games (2012 and 2016) for two different events (3,000m steeple and the 5,000m flat) and aiming for a third in Tokyo 2020. Eilish has always been coached by her mum Liz since day 1.
After an incredible weekend at the British for both coach and athlete, the FCN founder spoke with both Eilish and Liz about their achievements…
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