World Records and Olympic Medal with Liz McColgan
Elizabeth McColgan-Nuttall MBE is a British former middle-distance and long-distance track and road running athlete.
She won the gold medal for the 10,000 meters at the 1991 World Championships and a silver medal over the same distance at the 1988 Olympic Games.She won the London, Tokyo, and New York Marathons, and Commonwealth Gold Medals for her native Scotland.
In this episode, we learn of Liz’s journey from when she was first spotted at school as someone with ‘potential’ through until some of her greatest memories on the track and road.
In this candid chat, Liz opens up about the pursuit of happiness, success, and what drives her today.
How difficult is it to get to the pinnacle in world sport, and to stay there?
We hear what has changed over the years and what it is like these days for young athletes who are trying to be the best in their chosen discipline.
Today Liz trains and advises future stars in the sport of athletics from her base in Doha, Qatar.
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