Eilish Mccolgan Biography: Age, Partner, Illness, Net Worth, Parents, Diet, Documentary, Siblings

February 16, 2024 0 Posted By Lorenza Nicholas


Eilish McColgan (born November 25, 1990) is a highly skilled professional runner from Scotland specializing in middle and long-distance competitions. 

Her incredible accomplishments have solidified her place as one of the most accomplished athletes in Scottish history. 

Eilish Mccolgan has demonstrated her outstanding prowess on the track with an excellent collection of national and European records. 

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Eilish Mccolgan: History ‧ Bio ‧ Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Eilish Mccolgan
Born: 25 November 1990 (age 33 years old)
Place of Birth: Dundee, United Kingdom
Nationality: Scottish
Education: University of Dundee
Height: 1.8 m
Parents: Liz McColgan, Peter McColgan
Siblings: Orla McColgan, Kieran McColgan, Martin McColgan, Eamonn McColgan
Spouse: Not Married
Boyfriend • Partner: Michael Rimmer
Children: N/A
Occupation: Long-distance Runner
Net Worth: $1 million-$5 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

Eilish McColgan, a talented athlete, was born on November 25, 1990, in the Scottish city of Dundee. Her upbringing was shaped by her parents, Liz McColgan (mother) and Peter McColgan (father), who provided her with a supportive and nurturing environment. 

Growing up in a bustling household, Eilish shared her childhood experiences with her four siblings: Orla McColganKieran McColganMartin McColgan, and Eamonn McColgan

Eager to embark on her academic journey, Eilish McColgan attended the prestigious High School of Dundee before continuing her education at the renowned University of Dundee, where she successfully graduated.


From a tender age, Eilish McColgan‘s athletic prowess shone brightly. Her exceptional talent and endurance came to the forefront when she clinched victory in the British Cross Country Championships back in 2004, showcasing her remarkable skills even as a young athlete.

In 2011, McColgan marked her entry into the senior ranks by participating in the prestigious European Team Championships. This significant milestone propelled her into the fiercely competitive world of sports, where her remarkable achievements left an indelible mark.

Eilish McColgan, an accomplished athlete in her own right, has proudly represented Great Britain in three consecutive Olympic Games, notably in London 2012, Rio 2016, and Tokyo 2020. Beyond the Olympic stage, Rachel’s sporting excellence extended to representing Scotland at the esteemed Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 and Gold Coast in 2018.

Further enhancing her illustrious career, Eilish McColgan showcased her exceptional abilities at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Her stellar performance during this event was a testament to her outstanding athleticism, solidifying her status as a role model and inspiration for aspiring young athletes.

Awards & Nominations

Major Awards

  • 2022 BT Sport Action Woman of the Year
  • 2022 Scottish Women in Sports Sportswoman of the Year
  • 2022 Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year
  • 2022 Commonwealth Games 10,000m Champion (with Games record)
  • 2022 Commonwealth Games 5,000m Silver Medallist
  • 2022 European Championships 10,000m Silver Medallist
  • 2022 European Championships 5,000m Bronze Medallist
  • 2018 European Championships 5,000m Silver Medallist
  • 2017 European Indoor Championships 3,000m Bronze Medallist
  • 2021 British Athletics Championships 10,000m Champion
  • 2019 British Athletics Championships 5,000m Champion
  • 2012, 2013, 2014 British Athletics Championships 3000m Steeplechase Champion
  • 2018 British Indoor Athletics Championships 1500m Champion
  • 2017 British Indoor Athletics Championships 3000m Champion
  • 2011 Scottish Athletics Championships 3000m Steeplechase Champion


  • 2022 BBC Sports Personality of the Year (Shortlisted)
  • 2022 Laureus World Sports Awards Action Sportsperson of the Year (Nominee)
  • 2022 UK Athletics Golden Spikes Awards Female Athlete of the Year (Nominee)

Social Media

  • Instagram: @eilishmccolgan 
  • Twitter: @EilishMcColgan 
  • Facebook: Eilish McColgan

Personal Life

Eilish McColgan, aged 33, the exceptional athlete, is presently engaged to fellow athlete Michael Rimmer. Their love story covers a remarkable decade during which they have both cultivated their common passion for running and their desire to make a big difference in the lives of others. There is currently no public knowledge of Eilish McColgan having any children.

Net Worth

Eilish McColgan is undoubtedly a highly accomplished and renowned athlete with a net worth ranging from $1 million to $5 million. The reason behind this ambiguity lies in the fact that information concerning athlete salaries and endorsements is frequently shielded from public knowledge. 

Nonetheless, considering her remarkable achievements and career trajectory, it is possible to draw some reasonable inferences regarding the potential magnitude of her net worth.

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