Eilish McColgan prepares for high class Vitality London 10,000

Carnoustie's Eilish McColgan. Pic by John DevlinCarnoustie's Eilish McColgan. Pic by John Devlin
Carnoustie's Eilish McColgan. Pic by John Devlin
Carnoustie’s Eilish McColgan has confirmed her place in the elite women’s field at the Vitality London 10,000.

The high class race returns on Monday, May 2 for the first time since 2019

The Vitality London 10,000 course starts on The Mall and passes some of London’s most famous landmarks before finishing by Buckingham Palace.

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This will be three-time Olympian McColgan’s debut at the event. She has been in incredible form on the roads recently, setting a European women’s-only 10km record last September when she won the Great Manchester Run in 30:52. The time was just 31 seconds off Paula Radcliffe’s European and British record of 30:21 set in 2003.

McColgan has continued that form in 2022 and in February moved past Radcliffe in the British all-time rankings for the half-marathon when she ran 66:26 at the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon. The Angus athlete, who won a silver medal over 5000m on the track at the 2018 European Championships, also ran the second-fastest 5km time ever by a British woman this year, clocking 14:48 in Dubai.

McColgan said: “I’ve been really pleased with my form on the roads this year and I’m looking forward to taking part in the Vitality London 10,000 for the first time. It’s going to be a really good opportunity for me to test myself over a fast 10km course and against good competition, so I’m really looking forward to it.”

McColgan will join Sir Mo Farah at the event. The full fields for all the elite races will be announced next month. For details visit vitalitylondon10000.co.uk