McColgan wins European 10,000m silver

McColgan wins European 10,000m silver

2022-08-16 02:35:10

Nice Britain’s Eilish McColgan took ladies’s 10,000m silver on the European Championships as Turkey’s Yasemin Can claimed an outstanding win in Munich.

McColgan, 31, received her first main title as she triumphed within the occasion on the Commonwealth Video games 12 days in the past.

Having additionally completed second within the 5,000m at Birmingham 2022, the Scot earned one other silver as she ran away from Israel’s Lonah Chemtai Salpeter.

Can kicked clear with seven laps to go to win in half-hour 32.57 seconds.

Fellow Britons Samantha Harrison and Jessica Judd completed sixth and tenth respectively.

“I am happy. I am clearly disillusioned, I might have cherished to grow to be European champion tonight – however drained, drained legs,” McColgan advised BBC Sport.

“It was in all probability one of many craziest weeks of my life on the Commonwealth Video games. Such a giant excessive of emotion and never plenty of sleep. I discovered it robust to get myself up for it once more right now.”

On additionally contesting the 5,000m in Munich, she added: “I believe it will be robust. Two days’ restoration to try to do all of it once more however this could be my final monitor race this season.

“I am going to have a give it some thought, I am positive I will be again. I really like racing. It has been an amazing season and so as to add one other medal to that, I might be greater than proud.”

McColgan adopted within the footsteps of her mom Liz – Commonwealth 10,000m champion in each 1986 and 1990 – as she recorded the most important win of her profession on 4 August.

In a vastly spectacular season, McColgan additionally broke the European 10km, British half-marathon and Scottish 10,000m data earlier this 12 months.

Although sickness and harm hindered her World Championships medal aspirations in July, the 2018 European 5,000m silver medallist has returned to type emphatically – delivering one of many key moments of Birmingham 2022 as she out-kicked Kenyan Irene Cheptai in entrance of a packed Alexander Stadium.

In Munich’s Olympiastadion, McColgan took it upon herself to extend the tempo after a relaxed opening kilometre and by midway solely Can, defending champion Salpeter and Germany’s Konstanze Klosterhalfen had been capable of stay in contact.

However Can, champion in 2016, made her gorgeous bid for gold with over 1 / 4 of the race remaining, surging away from the competitors to go away McColgan and Salpeter to chase.

Whereas they might not shut the hole, McColgan was capable of transfer away from Salpeter on the ultimate lap, ending in 30:41.05.

Earlier on Monday, Briton Scott Lincoln completed tenth within the males’s shot put ultimate whereas compatriot Sophie McKinna positioned twelfth within the ladies’s occasion.

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