Liz McColgan, MBE

(B.1964)
Athletics
Inducted in 2004

Few who watched the 1976 Dundee Schools Cross Country Championship being won by Hawkhill Harrier Liz McColgan (then Liz Lynch) could have predicted the success story that was to unfold. Nine major medals – one Olympic silver and two Commonwealth golds – and numerous marathon wins later, and McColgan had earned herself a place in the history books as Britain’s most successful female distance runner. In 1991 she was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year, and in 1992 was awarded an MBE. Her amazing career included winning the World Half Marathon in 1988, taking gold in the World Championship 10,000m, and winner of the New York Marathon, Toyko Marathon and London Marathon.

Liz McColgan, MBE
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