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Liz McColgan - Everyone Is An Individual

The Ben Ryan Podcast

Series 2 kicks off with Olympian and former world champion athlete, Liz McColgan. Liz had a glittering career in athletics on both the track, in the 10,000m and the road, in the marathon. On top of world titles, she’s also a double olympian, double commonwealth champion and multiple marathon winner. In fact her story around her debut marathon, coming straight off a track season with no Marathon training to go out and win the New York marathon is a must listen coming up. From her early days growing up and the hurdles she overcame to succeed, to her coaching herself in her crowning achievements and training in a sauna in Scotland is all on its way! We also talk drug use in sport and the grey areas around technology creeping in as well. She is now a coach to others, including her daughter Eilish, a world class athlete too and on her way to the Tokyo Olympics as we speak. It’s a great listen and we start with her own origin story and those first experiences of competitive running.More about Liz McColgan:Twitter - https://twitter.com/Lizmccolgan?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5EauthorInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/lizmccolgan/?hl=enLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-mccolgan-0364b321/Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liz_McColganShow notes - https://benryan.co.uk/podcast/Listen & Subscribe to The Ben Ryan Podcast:Ben’s Website - http://benryan.co.uk/bio/Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-ben-ryan-podcast/id1553400216Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/3iUL1eLA7HFKt5gxO7Uf4j?si=oN9YN6uFRSSGbO6kR01ONQAmazon Music - https://amzn.to/3shGDnOTuneIn - http://tun.in/pkdsmSocial:Follow me on Instagram - https://bit.ly/2Z5QSitFollow me on Twitter - https://bit.ly/3ph5W7oFollow me on LinkedIn - https://bit.ly/3ah8FtvRead about me - https://amzn.to/2NLu0Ck


7 Jul 2021

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Episode 9 - Liz McColgan

Smokies & Wine

Liz is an ex-World Champion 10,000m athlete, Olympic silver medallist & Marathon champion. Originally from Dundee, she lived near Arbroath and could be spotted regularly out for a jog through the town. To mere mortals, the speed she was going, it looked like she was always being chased by the Rozzers....for miles!!

1hr 28mins

12 May 2021

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With Liz McColgan

Scottish Memories

In this weeks Scottish memories we chat to Liz McColgan. Liz is one of scotlands most successful athletes. She is a commonwealth and olympic champion, and has one some of the most famous marathons on the world. She chat to us about her youth and winning that first big race at the Commonwealth games in Edinburgh in 1986.Broonford Merchandise available athttps://teespring.com/en-GB/stores/the-broonfordsIf you would like to support the channel our Patreon page is:https://www.patreon.com/thebroonfordsOur new Channel art was made byhttps://www.instagram.com/gannucciart/?hl=enTheme music created by Nick Cole-Hamilton, for more info visithttps://soundcloud.com/you-better-run-recordsFollow us on twitter https://twitter.com/the_broonfordsFollow us on instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/the_broonfords/Follow the dogs on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/i_have_2_dogs/#LizMcColgan #ScottishMemories #worldchampion


16 Sep 2020

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Episode #60: Liz McColgan, World Champion in the 10,000 Meters

Clean Sport Collective

Liz McColgan is a legend and pioneer in the sport of track and field. She won the first-ever women's 10K at the Commonwealth Games in 1986. She competed in the first-ever Olympic 10,000 meter event for women in Seoul in 1988 (and earned a silver). She became a World Champion in 1991 just 9 months after giving birth to her daughter. She won the first-ever World Half Marathon Championship for women in 1992, and she won 3 World Marathon Majors (before they were called that) with victories in NYC, London, and Tokyo. She was also a pioneer in less fortunate ways as an athlete who lost gold medals to dopers and who lost her sponsorship with Nike due to pregnancy. Both experiences almost ended her career prematurely. Through it all, she remained the same hard-working, fiercely-competitive athlete with integrity who believed in doing things the right way.  In this episode with Kara and Chris, Liz holds nothing back as we discuss it all from being bullied growing up in Scotland to competing in those pioneering days for women's athletics and now to coaching kids and elite athletes (including her daughter Eilish and US marathoner Allie Kieffer) in a sport at risk due to doping, shoe technology and the power dynamics within governing bodies.   Liz provides great perspective on competing herself in an era dominated by steroids and EPO as well as what she believes should be done to level the playing field and clean up the sport today (hint: lifetime bans for athletes AND coaches plus standardized shoe specs). What you see (and hear) is what you get with Liz McColgan, and we are proud to amplify her voice. 

1hr 11mins

2 Aug 2020

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Podcast #88 Liz McColgan ‘Determination to Succeed’ Olympic Silver, Worlds Gold, London, New York & Tokyo Marathon Winner

The Inspirational Runner Podcast

Who could forget the world champs in 1991 where Liz McColgan destroyed the field in Tokyo on a hot and humid night to take gold, one of the greatest 10,000m races of all time. 1991 was an amazing year for Liz giving birth to her daughter Eilish, winning the New York marathon taking 3 min of the world record for fastest marathon debut, and being rewarded bbc sports personality of the year. One of Scotland’s most successful athletes, Liz McColgan also took silver in the 10,000 metres event at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul and went on to win Tokyo marathon and after a career threatening injury she bounced back after being side lined for two years to win the prestigious London Marathon This episode has it all focus, determination, career threatening injury and one of the biggest come backs of all time!!!

1hr 14mins

5 Dec 2019

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Ep. 98 World Champion & Olympic silver medalist helps create future athletes with Liz McColgan

Your Onion

Liz McColgan, a 1991 10 K marathon World Champion, Olympic silver medalist in 1988, and winner in London, New York, and Tokyo city marathons is our guest for today! She runs Doha Athletic Club, helping kids from all over the world improve their running. We discuss how she started running marathons, her struggle with arthritis, how she battled crippling self-doubt, and her quest to a positive mindset.


2 Jun 2019

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Ep 165 - Liz McColgan on the state of British athletics, drugs cheats and coaching her daughter

Bad Boy Running

Liz McColgan MBE has a distinguished history of success as middle and long-distance track athlete, becoming world champion for 10,000 metres at the 1991 World Champs, silver medallist in the 1988 Olympics and twice gold medallist at the Commonwealth Games. She also had major success on the road winning New York City, Tokyo and London Marathons. In this very special episode of BBR, David and Jody speak to Liz about her unusual route to becoming world champion, including: Why Liz decided to not have a coach and coach herself through her career Why modern athletes disadvantage themselves by narrowing their racing to just track or road How Liz trained to win her gold medals What she thinks about the state of doping in the sport compared with the 80s and 90s Exactly what it's like coaching her daughter Ailish McColgan and the challenges they face in a mother-daughter coaching team Why her son has been reluctant to follow in the (literal) footsteps of the McColgan dynasty Her take on the Caster Semenya situation In this episode, David and Jody also introduce a new sponsor. Get ready for some serious weirdness.  Enjoy! If you enjoyed this episode please SUBSCRIBE to get every episode delivered to you before everyone else. Join the conversation! If you want to request a guest or chat about this episode with like-minded drunk runners then head over to the Bad Boy Running Podcast Facebook group, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1609232602668375/ To join, just answer three questions either correctly or hilariously and we'll realise you're not a spam robot and add you! Here's how to get involved: Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/badboyrunningpodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/badboyrunning1 You can also follow Jody at @Ultrarunnerjody and David at @DavidHellard Email us at letters@badboyrunning.com Buy merch at the Merch Store at www.badboyrunning.com Lastly, don't forget to subscribe! FYB!

3hr 5mins

17 May 2019

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Being your Very Best: Liz McColgan

Let's Get Running Podcast

On this episode we talk to British running legend, Liz McColgan. We talk about her start in athletics, her current training in Doha, her purple patch in the early 90's, and crossing the line in first place in big city Marathons! If you like this episode please SUBSCRIBE to get every episode delivered to you before everyone else.  Join the conversation! If you want to join in, request a guest or chat about this episode then head over to the Strava Group Follow us on Twitter | Instagram | Email us | Buy merch at the shop. Lastly, don't forget to rate and review on iTunes!


16 Jun 2017

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24 Liz McColgan - 10K World Champion

Best in the World with Richard Parr

Liz McColgan is this week’s guest on the ‘Best in the World with Richard Parr’ podcast. The Scottish runner claimed gold in the 10,000 metres at the 1991 World Championships. McColgan won the New York City, Tokyo and London Marathons during her career. In her chat with Richard, Liz talks about her life in Qatar, training her daughter Eilish and the nutrition that helped her reach the top. She tells Richard about how she kept in shape while she was pregnant and then within a year won both the World Championships and the NYC Marathon. Liz also discusses pre-race rituals and post-race recovery techniques. And the former BBC Sports Personality of the Year explains why she isn’t disappointed with her Olympic Silver medal anymore. You can keep up with Liz’s work in Qatar at dohaathleticclub.com and follow her on Twitter @Lizmccolgan. For more on the ‘Best in the World with Richard Parr’ head to richardparr.net and you can follow Richard Parr on Twitter @richard_parr. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


3 Aug 2016

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Episode 54 - Liz McColgan

Marathon Talk

Tom's been podcasting American Style, Martin's been running long with the Rubinator, Tony's had an up and down week and Scottish running legend Liz McColgan talked big city victories!

1hr 23mins

19 Jan 2011