By then she hopes to be Scotland's 1st 4-time Olympian in track and field after a run in the steeple and twice in the 5000.
She says winning a medal at the European Champs in Berlin there was no family or friends there "to run to or hug."
“I was obviously over the moon with my performance in Berlin but none of my family and friends were in the stadium. It is not really an anti-climax but you are so excited by it, yet you run around and there was no-one really there for you to run to or to hug. Weirdly enough, there was a girl I used to train with at Dundee Hawkhill, who was there in the crowd. I just saw her face, out of all those thousands of people, and she was just standing on the stairs, cheering me on. And I almost started crying. I hadn’t seen this girl in years, it wasn’t like we were really close, but we went to school together and she was a couple of years above me in my club. Just seeing someone who reminded me of home, I got quite emotional about that, and having that in Glasgow will be pretty special.”
“...To have what I had in Belgrade and Berlin, but actually have my friends and family there, rather than having to scramble to a phone to call them, it will be so much better having them there in person. She messaged me on Instagram afterwards and I even said to her ‘you have no idea how much that meant to me, just to see someone’s face’ and it did. You think of how many years you spend running around Scotland – cross countries in Livingston and Alloa – when it is freezing cold and muddy. To have someone else there who has been through all that with you and cheering you on was pretty special. ... They appreciate how hard it is to keep going when times are tough. It has taken me from the age of 12 to 26 to get my first medal, so it certainly doesn’t happen overnight. That was the first time I was able to step back and say ‘yeah, I am proud of myself for what I have achieved’. It has taken me a long time to get to this point. But we’ve got there.”
Liz McColgan somehow won World 10,000 gold in 1991 - just 9 months after giving birth to Eilish.
Zharnell Hughes only managed 4th. Dina Asher-Smith took the women's 200 in 23.11 and Matthew Hudson-Smith won the 400m in a European leading 44.88.
*BBC: Laura Muir Has Impressive Front Run To Win 1500 In 4:10 Over Laura Weightman Charlie Grice beat out Chris O'Hare in the 1500, Shelayna Oskan-Clarke got an upset win over Lynsey Sharp in the 800 and Steph Twell won the 5000 over former steepler Eilish Mccolgan.
*IAAF: Beating The Rain And Wind, 38 Claim Spots For Rio
*BBC: Laura Muir, Chris O'Hare, Steph Twell And Lynsey Sharp Among The 12 Scots On GB Rio Squad
Liz McColgan was the 1991 world champ and 1988 Olympic silver medallist over 10K. After 21-months away from the track with an ankle injury, Eilish recently ran PBs of 15:09 and 8:43 (her mom ran 14:58 and 8:38).
She's coming back from ankle surgery and lost her funding. "When people need the support most, that's when the majority of people are cut."
Injury might be physical, but the side-effects are largely mental.
Scottish steepler Eilish McColgan said, "I think it's just a shame that it's been replaced by a company logo and a British Athletics logo. ... It's unfair for athletes not supported by UK Athletics to have to wear it. It doesn't make any sense. Bring back the flag." *More UK Athletes React Angrily
*UKA Chief Niels de Vos Defends Unfirom "It’s not about taking the Union flag off the kit – the logo is still on the shorts and socks. It’s about promoting British Athletics."
Apparently she and many other athletes didn't know it, but they can actually access all their blood test results from the IAAF whearabouts system online.
She may even switch to the 5k or 10k in 2016 as she's worried the ankle won't let her steeple
She was 10th in the Moscow 2013 steeple final.