Eilish McColgan and Charlotte Purdue confirmed for the 2022 Vitality London 10,000
Eilish McColgan and Charlotte Purdue will headline the elite women’s field at the Vitality London 10,000, which returns to its iconic course on Monday 2 May for the first time since 2019.
The Vitality London 10,000 is held on one of the most famous 10K courses in the world. Fast and flat, the route starts on The Mall and passes some of London’s most famous landmarks before finishing by Buckingham Palace.
Motivated McColgan gears up for her debut
This will be three-time Olympian McColgan’s debut at the event. She has been in incredible form on the roads recently, setting a European women’s-only 10km record last September when she won the Great Manchester Run in 30:52. The time was just 31 seconds off Paula Radcliffe’s European and British record of 30:21 set in 2003.
McColgan has continued that form in 2022 and in February moved past Radcliffe in the British all-time rankings for the half-marathon when she ran 66:26 at the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon. The Scot, who won a silver medal over 5000m on the track at the 2018 European Championships, also ran the second-fastest 5km time ever by a British woman this year, clocking 14:48 in Dubai.
McColgan said: “I’ve been really pleased with my form on the roads this year and I’m looking forward to taking part in the Vitality London 10,000 for the first time. It’s going to be a really good opportunity for me to test myself over a fast 10km course and against good competition, so I’m really looking forward to it.”