British Record Alert! Fantastic Eilish wins Berlin Half Marathon

Sunday 2nd April 2023

Photo via British Athletics Twitter 

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Eilish McColgan broke he own British record to win the Berlin Half Marathon in superb style on Sunday.

The 32-year-old came home in Germany in 65:43 to break the mark she had set at 66:26 previously.

Eilish is building up towards her marathon debut on Sunday 23 April at the TCS London Marathon. The Berlin run takes her to fourth on the European all-time list.

Ethiopia’s Tsigie Gebreselama was second, 30 seconds back, with her compatriot Yalemget Yaregal third.

‘I’m really happy,’ Eilish said afterwards.

‘It was a bit breezy and cold but I’m Scottish so I’m used to that weather.

‘The pace was super quick at the start so I panicked going through 10km. I got a bit of cramp near the end but I’m glad to get to the finish and run a national record.’

In March, McColgan set a British Record for 10,000m on the track in California – beating Paula Radcliffe‘s time.

But the Scot has had a couple of injury issuse to deal with in the past four weeks and missed the New York Half Marathon as a result.

Derek Hawkins was 38th in the Men’s race in Berlin with a time of 65:16.


Tags: Berlin, Derek Hawkins, Eilish McColgan

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