Eilish McColgan sets new British record for 10,000m race

The 32-year-old beat Paula Radcliffe's record that stood for nearly 20 years.

Scottish runner Eilish McColgan has set a new British record in the 10,000 metres.

The 32-year-old completed the track in a time of 30:00:86 in California on Sunday morning as she continues her preparation for the London marathon.

Paula Radcliff had held the record for nearly 20 years after she clocked 30:01:09 in 2004.

McColgan now adds the record to the one’s she already held in the 5,000m, 5km, 10km and half-marathon.

She also won gold at last year’s Commonwealth Games 10,000m event and has been training at altitude in Colorado.

She made a late decision to race at the Soundrunning Ten event before claiming the new record.

Speaking after the race she said: “I’m absolutely buzzing.

“Two years ago I ran a big PB [personal best] here so it’s nice to be back with the crowds. I knew I was in really good shape but to have it all come together on the day doesn’t always happen.”

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