Eilish on form

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AFTER clocking a personal best outdoor time of eight minutes 53:1 seconds in the 3,000 metres at the Birmingham Grand Prix a couple of weeks ago, Carnoustie’s Eilish McColgan went on to post a new personal best in the 3,000 metres at the XL Galan Indoor International Meeting in Stockholm on Thursday.

Finishing runner-up to Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia, who clocked a meeting record of eight minutes 26:57 seconds, Eilish’s time of eight minutes 49:31 seconds was four seconds inside the outdoor time.

Now ranked second in Europe, she will be hoping to eventually close in on mother Liz’s time of 8:34:80 set back in 1989.