Liz McColgan Biography
(Scottish Former Middle-Distance and Long-Distance Track Athlete)
Birthday: May 24, 1964 (Gemini)
Born In: Dundee, Scotland
Elizabeth McColgan-Nuttall aka Liz McColgan is a British former track and road-running athlete. She is best known for winning the gold medal in the 10,000 metres at the 1991 World Championships. She was also a two-time gold medalist at the Commonwealth Games and the winner at the1991 New York City Marathon, 1992 Tokyo Marathon, 1992 World Half Marathon Championships and 1996 London Marathon. Raised in the Whitfield area of Dundee, McColgan joined a local athletics club at the age of 12 after been encouraged by her PE teacher. She soon discovered her talent for distance running and went on to compete nationally at the age of 18. From then onward till her retirement, she grabbed several world titles and eventually became one of the most successful running athletes in Scottish/British history. Just like her professional life, her personal life has also been dramatic. Once married to Irish athlete Peter McColgan, she suffered from emotional abuse at the hands of her husband for years before finally calling it quits. She eventually got a divorce from Peter after a long-drawn court battle. Currently married to John Nuttall, Liz McColgan sends across the inspiring message that women need to be independent and strong in both their personal and professional lives.