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McColgan unscathed in accident

August 1, 2012 15:27 pm

Britain's Eilish McColgan has been declared fit to compete in the 3,000 metres steeplechase at the London Olympics, despite being hit by a car on a training run.

McColgan was completing her final run at the UK Athletics holding camp in Portugal when she was struck a glancing blow on her left side, which caused her to fall onto the car's bonnet.

However, the car is said to have been slowing at the time and the 21-year-old Scot did not suffer any serious injuries, even managing to run the remaining two miles to the team hotel in Monte Gordo.

McColgan, the daughter of Olympic silver medallist Liz McColgan, was assessed by UKA medical staff and cleared to fly to London with her team-mates this afternoon.

Her mother had earlier wrote on Twitter: "Eilish got hit by car this morning in her run but thankfully she is ok. Just stiff back prob be bit worse Tomo. Lucky lady."

The heats of the 3,000m steeplechase take place on Saturday morning.

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