Michael Rimmer Biography: Wife, Age, Salary, Net Worth, Height, Parents, Partner, Twitter

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Michael Alan Rimmer (born February 3, 1986), a native of Southport, England, is a prominent middle-distance runner. Originally affiliated with Southport Waterloo AC, he later switched to Liverpool Pembroke Sefton, where he continues to compete.

Michael Rimmer, widely recognized as a stalwart in professional middle-distance running, specializes in the 800-meter event.

Over his illustrious career spanning more than 15 years, he has consistently excelled in his sport’s highest echelons. Moreover, Michael Rimmer‘s remarkable talent and unwavering commitment led him to represent Great Britain at three separate Olympic Games—namely, in 2008, 2012, and 2016.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Michael Alan Rimmer
Stage Name: Michael Rimmer
Born: 3 February 1986 (age 38 years old)
Place of Birth: Southport, United Kingdom
Nationality: English, British
Education: N/A
Height: 1.82 m
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Rimmer
Siblings: N/A
Spouse: Not Married
Girlfriend • Partner: Eilish McColgan
Children: N/A
Occupation: Middle-distance Runner
Net Worth: $1 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

Michael Rimmer, a British citizen, was born on February 3, 1986, in Southport. His parents, whose identities have remained unknown to the media, raised him throughout childhood. They can be addressed as Mr. and Mrs. Rimmer for simplicity of reference.

 No details regarding Michael Rimmer‘s siblings have been made available. However, sufficient information about his educational journey is readily accessible to those seeking knowledge about his life.


Michael Rimmer embarked on his running journey at a young age, demonstrating extraordinary potential by clinching victories in national competitions across various age categories, including under-15, under-17, under-20, and senior levels. This remarkable accomplishment established him as the first British male 800m runner to achieve such a feat.

His international career commenced at the 2006 European Championships, where he secured second place in his heat. The following year, he attained a commendable fourth-place finish at the World Championships.

However, it was in 2010 that Michael Rimmer truly shone. At the Rieti Grand Prix, he clocked a personal best time of 1:43.89, becoming the fastest British 800m runner in nearly 17 years. Additionally, he clinched a silver medal at the European Championships in Barcelona.

Consistently competing at the elite level, Rimmer proudly represented Great Britain in two Olympic Games—Beijing 2008 and London 2012—and two World Championships held in Berlin 2009 and Moscow 2013.

More recently, Michael Rimmer has redirected his focus towards domestic and European events, achieving remarkable success by winning the British Indoor Championships four times and the British Outdoor Championships an impressive five times.

Awards & Nominations

  • 2009 British Athletics Writers’ Association Athlete of the Year 
  • 2006 European Athletics Rising Star 
  • 2006 North West Athlete of the Year 
  • 2006 British Milers’ Club Athlete of the Year 
  • 2004, 2006 UK Athletics World Junior Championships Trials 800m Champion 
  • 2008 UK Athletics Olympic Trials 800m Champion 
  • 2008, 2009 British Indoor Athletics Championships 800m Champion 

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: M I C H A E L R I M M E R (@michaelrimmer8)
  • Twitter handle: Michael Rimmer (@avl_mike)
  • Tiktok handle: @mich.rimmer

Personal Life

Michael Rimmer, 38, is in a relationship with Scottish middle-distance runner Eilish McColgan. They routinely share photos of one other on social media, displaying their love and affection. In a BBC interview in 2022, Eilish McColgan referred to Michael Rimmer as her “partner,” reflecting the intensity and dedication in their relationship.

Despite being together for some time, the couple has not yet welcomed any children. However, Eilish McColgan has expressed her aspirations of starting a family sometime soon, hinting at their shared goals and plans.

Net Worth

Michael Rimmer, a renowned British personality, has a net worth of approximately $1 million.

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