The European 5000m silver medalist clocks a personal best for a third straight year at the Ooredoo Doha 10k.
GB international Eilish McColgan ran a personal best 31:51 to win the Ooredoo Doha 10k on Friday (January 11).
The 28 year-old has now clocked a PB for the last three years at the Doha road race, posting times of 31:56 and 31:53 in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
McColgan’s previous January performances in the Qatari capital have both topped the UK end of year rankings, while on the Scottish ranks, the Dundee Hawkill athlete moves two second’s closer to her mum Liz’s national record of 30:39.
McColgan finished 10th overall, with Egypt’s Babker Abdo Koudi winning the men’s race by the smallest of margins ahead of Somalia’s Muhyadin Ismail in 30:30.
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First race in the new kit. ✔ First win. ✔ And a brand new shiny PB to boot!! I'd say that's a pretty good start to 2019.. 😁🙌🏃🏼♀️ – A tough early start in Doha, but couldn't be happier to come away with a win & new PB of 31:51 at Ooredoo 10k. Particularly coming off the back of some of my biggest mileage weeks for a long time! Must have been the new racing shoes 😝 #ASICS . . . . . . . . . #sunrise #ooredoo10k #IMoveMe #ukrunchat #runnerspace #run #trackandfield #tracknation #10k #fitspo
It concludes a great week for the European 5000m silver medalist after announcing a sponsorship deal with sports brand ASICS. The Scottish athlete was without a shoe or sports clothing sponsor throughout the 2018 season.
Meanwhile, earlier this week McColgan was among the athletes confirmed for next month’s British Indoor Championships.