Is Eilish Mccolgan Related To Liz Mccolgan?
Eilish Mccolgan is related to Liz Mccolgan as they have a blood relationship. Additionally, Eilish is the daughter of Liz Mccolgan.
With the encouragement of her PE instructor Phil Kearns, she joined the Hawkhill Harriers, a local athletic club, when she was 12. She immediately developed an aptitude for distance running while being coached by Harry Bennett, and at age 18, she won her first UK championships.
In the wake of Bennett's passing, McColgan trained by herself ahead of the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh. As Liz Lynch, she won the 10,000-meter gold medal at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, finishing over 12 seconds ahead of the next competitor and earning the host nation its lone athletics gold medal.
In 1988, competing under the name Liz McColgan, she beat Kristiansen in Oslo with a time of 31:06.99, breaking her UK mark. A little over three months later, she finished the first women's 10,000-meter race at the Seoul Olympics at 31:08.44 to win an Olympic silver medal.
Olga Bondarenko of the Soviet Union beat her. In the 3,000-meter race at the 1989 World Indoor Championships, McColgan took home silver.
At the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand, she won gold in the 10,000 meters and bronze in the 3,000 meters, making her the only Scot to defend a Commonwealth title successfully.
Due to pregnancy, she missed the remainder of the 1990 campaign; in November, she gave birth to her daughter, future Olympian Eilish. The moment she revealed she was pregnant, Nike cut her off.