European 5000m silver medallist Eilish McColgan wants to compete in 4 Olympics

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1018992516.jpgEilish McColgan, 2018 Muller Birmingham, photo by Getty Images / British Athletics

Updated May 21, 2020

I changed the title, as Stuart Weir noted that for Eilish to compete for Scotland, Scottish Independence would have to be granted. So, changed the title!

Originally posted May 20, 2020

Eilish McColgan is a fine Scottish athlete, coached by her mother, 1991 WC gold medalist Liz McColgan. I watched Eilish race over the past few years in Europe and U.S. I enjoyed Eilish race 10,000m in Palo Alto, and enjoyed seeing her charge to the finish over the last thousand meters.

Eilish told media in UK that she wanted to make 4 Olympic teams...two to go...

LONDON (GBR): European 5000m silver medallist Eilish McColgan is looking to become the first Scottish track and field athlete to compete in four Olympics. The 29-year-old, who competed in the steeplechase in 2012 and the 5000m in 2016, wants to stay over 12.5 laps for Tokyo and then step up to marathon before 2024, BBC reports. "It's a scary prospect but it's always been something I've wanted to do," she said.

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