The race to Glasgow 2019 is well and truly on after Scottish superstars Eilidh Doyle and Eilish McColgan helped celebrate 100 days to go until the European Athletics Indoor Championships.
Some of the world’s leading athletes will descend on Glasgow’s Emirates Arena between 1-3 March as the Championships return to the iconic city for the first time since 1990. There will be 650 athletes from more than 45 nations setting their sights on glory.
Scottish duo Doyle and McColgan were both in attendance at the iconic Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow to celebrate the major ‘100 days to go’ campaign milestone.
Doyle is Scotland’s most decorated track and field athlete of all time with 15 major championship medals to her name, including an Olympic Games medal, three Commonwealth Games medals and a podium finish at this year’s World Indoor Championships.
As a proud Scot, one of her greatest achievements came this year at the Commonwealth Games, where she became Scotland’s first female flag bearer.
“I remain hungrier than ever to add to my achievements and I cannot wait to be back on home soil and competing at another major event in Glasgow,” she said.
“The city has shown time and again that it is one of the best globally when it comes to hosting major sporting events and I’ve no doubts European Athletics Indoor Championships Glasgow 2019 will be hugely successful. ”
Double Olympian and European silver medallist McColgan, fresh of the back of her fantastic win at the Great South Run says she is “working harder than ever” during the off-season training to make 2019 a year to remember.
She will be looking to build on what was a successful experience at the 2017 European Indoor Championships in Belgrade, where she picked up a bronze medal in the 3000m event.
“The European Athletics Indoor Championships Glasgow 2019 is the first major event in my calendar next year and my excitement has been building ever since it was first announced,” she said.
“Now that we are only 100 days away from the Championships, it is at the forefront of my thoughts especially during training. Getting the opportunity to race at the Emirates Arena for the first time is fantastic, it is a world-class venue and I’m sure the atmosphere will be electric – I really can’t wait until March.”
The city of Glasgow welcomes the return of the Championship as it continues to build its reputation as a truly world class sporting city.
The competition will be the second major European event held in Glasgow within twelve months after a hugely successful inaugural European Championships last week. Glasgow continues to receive global recognition for this reputation with a coveted top five ranking as a sporting destination.
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