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Law firm backs Scots Commonwealth Games hopeful
Scottish legal firm Lindsays is to sponsor Commonwealth and Olympic Games hopeful Eilish McColgan, the 3,000 metre steeplechaser and daughter of former 10,000 metres world champion Liz McColgan.
Twenty three-year-old Eilish, the British champion at her distance, returned from injury to secure a personal best of 9.35.82 in the heats of the 3,000 metres steeplechase at the World Championships in Moscow and went on to be placed 10th in the final. She is currently focused on next year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, where she will compete for Scotland.
Ian Beattie, chief operating officer of Lindsays, who is also chairman of Scottish Athletics, commented: “Lindsays is delighted to offer backing to a dedicated and talented athlete with great potential at a time when she is pushing on to even greater things in an already significant career."
Eilish McColgan added: “The competition in my own event will be intense, with some of the world’s toughest competitors taking part from Commonwealth nations in Africa and elsewhere.
“I am working hard for the Commonwealth Games, and further ahead for the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil. To prepare for these events now means that athletes need the help and support of sponsorship, so it is tremendous that Lindsays have stepped forward to help me.”