Athletics News – News – Eilish McColgan Achieves British Record, Alicia Monson Produces All-Time U.S. Performance at The TEN - News - Eilish McColgan Achieves British Record, Alicia Monson Produces All-Time U.S. Performance at The TEN

McColgan runs 30:00.86 to eclipse 2002 standard established by Radcliffe, with Monson clocking 30:03.82 to smash 2016 American record held by Huddle, leading four sub-31 U.S. performers for the first time in same race; Kincaid holds off Klecker by 27:06.37 to 27:07.57 margin in men’s showdown

By Erik Boal, DyeStat Editor

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. – The decision for Eilish McColgan to return to Sound Running’s The TEN event occurred so late in the week that there wasn’t enough time for meet organizers to print an official racing bib for the Scottish star and reigning Commonwealth Games gold medalist.

McColgan, an ASICS athlete, wound up taking a blank bib Saturday night and proudly printing her last name with a black pen.

Following the world section of the women’s 10,000 meters at JSerra High, McColgan’s name is once again recognized as royalty in Great Britain.


McColgan, 32, covered the final lap in 64.87 seconds including the last 200 with a 30-second split to pull away from On Athletics Club standout Alicia Monson and triumph in 30:00.86, eclipsing the British record and elevating to the No. 12 all-time global performer.

Monson achieved the American record and ascended to No. 14 in world history after placing second in 30:03.82.

McColgan took down the 2002 standard of 30:01.09 established by Paula Radcliffe, producing the fastest time ever on U.S. soil, smashing the previous performance of 30:09.94 achieved at last year’s World Athletics Outdoor Championships by Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey.

McColgan, who had spent five weeks training at altitude in Colorado in preparation for her debut at the London Marathon in April, decided only a few days prior to travel to California to compete in the 10,000, her first race since a 15-kilometer road event in November in the Netherlands.

She shared the news with her mother Liz, who was in Japan for the Tokyo Marathon, and her father Peter, who woke up at 5 a.m. in the United Kingdom to watch Eilish race on the live Webcast of the event.

McColgan had run 30:58.94 to take third at the TEN in 2021, before lowering her performance to 30:19.02 in Hengelo in June. She took 10th at the World Championships in Oregon in 30:34.60, before winning the Commonwealth Games in August in 30:48.60 in Birmingham, England, and securing silver two weeks later in 30:41.05 at the European Athletics Outdoor Championships in Germany.

But despite concerns over recent soreness in her taped left knee,…

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