Liz McColgan is this week’s guest on the ‘Best in the World with Richard Parr’ podcast. The Scottish runner claimed gold in the 10,000 metres at the 1991 World Championships. McColgan won the New York City, Tokyo and London Marathons during her career.

In her chat with Richard, Liz talks about her life in Qatar, training her daughter Eilish and the nutrition that helped her reach the top.

She tells Richard about how she kept in shape while she was pregnant and then within a year won both the World Championships and the NYC Marathon.

Liz also discusses pre-race rituals and post-race recovery techniques.

And the former BBC Sports Personality of the Year explains why she isn’t disappointed with her Olympic Silver medal anymore.

You can keep up with Liz’s work in Qatar at and follow her on Twitter @Lizmccolgan.

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