Eilish McColgan wins women's 10000m final in Birmingham

Eilish McColgan wins women’s 10000m final in Birmingham

Scotland’s Eilish McColgan produced an impressive result to win the 2022 Commonwealth Games 10,000m gold in Birmingham, England on Wednesday. The 31-year-old Scott, in a thriller last lap, defeated Kenya’s Irene Cheptai by 0.9 seconds. McColgan set a new Games record of 30 minutes 48.60 seconds.

Kenya’s Sheila Chepkirui took the bronze with a time of 31:09.46.

In 1986, Liz McColgan won the Commonwealth 10000m title for the first time! Today, 36 years after in Birmingham, her daughter Eilish McColgan replicated that, storming to Gold in a Games Record of 30:48.60!!

Women’s 10000m final results

POS CGA Name Time
1 SCO Eilish McCOLGAN 30:48.60 GR
2 KEN Irine Chepet CHEPTAI 30:49.52 SB
3 KEN Sheila Chepkirui KIPROTICH 31:09.46 SB
4 UGA Stella CHESANG 31:14.14
5 ENG Jessica JUDD 31:18.47
6 ENG Samantha HARRISON 31:21.53 PB
7 RSA Dominique SCOTT 31:25.18
8 AUS Isobel BATT-DOYLE 32:04.52
9 SCO Sarah INGLIS 32:04.74
10 UGA Rachael Zena CHEBET 32:30.95
11 RWA Celine IRANZI 32:48.60 PB
12 LES Neheng KHATALA 33:27.35 PB
13 LES Mathakane LETSIE

By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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