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Scot, Eilish McColgan, broke the European 10-mile road record at the Great South Run in Portsmouth, UK on Sunday.
Her third win at the event was run in the time of 50:43. The performance is two seconds faster than the previous record which was set by Israel’s Lonah Salpeter.
The performance is also faster than Paula Radcliffe’s British record of 51:11 and Sonia O’Sullivan’s course record of 51:00.
Wahhh! What a way to finish my season! 🤯— Eilish McColgan (@EilishMccolgan) October 17, 2021
Course Record, British Record & European Record (we think!!) I could not have asked for a better way to end 2021.
10miles in 50.43. 💪
Thank you to everyone for the cheers around the course & for the support this season!🥰 pic.twitter.com/yPjEt4EXHn
After a strong Olympic showing this summer, McColgan took the European 10K record of 30:52 in the Great Manchester Run, the fastest ever time by a European in a women’s only race.
McColgan improved the British 5000m record with a 14:28.55 running in July at the Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway. In that race, she improved on Radcliffe’s 14:29.11 performance from 2004. She also owns the Scottish 3000m steeplechase record at 9:35.82.
The 30-year-old European Championships silver medallist is a six-time national champion and two-time Olympian.