8th February 2018
IAAF WORLD INDOOR TOUR CONTINUES WITH SEVEN BRITS IN MADRID
Eilish McColgan will look to continue her fine winter form as she opens her indoor season at the third leg of the IAAF World Indoor Tour in Madrid with six other Brits set to compete in Spain.
McColgan enjoyed a successful end to 2017 with victories at the Leeds Abbey Dash, the Percy Pud 10k as well as being named European Athlete of the Month for November.
The 27-year-old has started this year in similar vein, winning the Doha 10k in a personal best of 31:53 minutes and will now open her indoor season in Madrid in the 1500m.
Loooong, LONG journey but I made it to Madrid! ✈🇪🇸 The last 3 weeks have been tougher than ever but I survived…just!
Really looking forward to getting these legs moving with a 1500m tomorrow night @ 9.30pm (Spanish time)! 🏃🔃 pic.twitter.com/D9Ja4uWhdm
— Eilish Mccolgan (@EilishMccolgan) February 7, 2018
She is one of seven Brits set to compete in the third leg of IAAF World Indoor Tour, the second of three this week with the series heading to Boston in the USA on Saturday.
McColgan will be joined in Madrid by Morgan Lake, who has competed on the Tour already this season in Karlsruhe and is chasing the 1.97m high jump qualifying standard for world indoors.
World indoor 60m champion from 2014 Richard Kilty is the only Brit travelling from the last leg in Dusseldorf to the Spanish capital.
He placed sixth in the 60m in Germany, matching the world indoor qualifying standard of 6.63 seconds once again, so Madrid will be another step towards the SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships.
While Kilty is enjoying his indoor season Elliot Giles will join McColgan in opening his in the 800m having been crowned British champion over 1500m last season.
Steeplechaser Rosie Clarke will compete indoors for the first time since 2015 in the 3000m while Seren Bundy-Davies and Anyika Onuora will make their second outings this year.
Both will go in the 400m with Bundy-Davies chasing the Welsh qualifying standard for the Commonwealth Games and for Onuora this year is her first indoor season since 2014.
You can watch the Brits in action via the IAAF’s live stream HERE
For full start lists click HERE