Eilish McColgan’s epic 10,000m triumph lights up Commonwealth Games

  • Scot claims first major title of career with time of 30min 48.60sec
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Not since Super Saturday has a British athletics stadium rocked and roared the way it did as Eilish McColgan rounded the final bend of the women’s 10,000m, ready to pounce for the first major title of her career.

At that stage the 31-year-old was unsure whether she had the legs or the lungs to kick past the Kenyan Irene Cheptai. But as the 30,000 crowd in the Alexander Stadium jumped to their feet, she found powers anew from the noise and good vibrations to take the gold medal.

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