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Elite runner Eilish McColgan – who is the Scottish record holder in the 3000 metres steeplechase – is currently stuck nearly 5,000 miles from home in Flagstaff, Arizona where she had travelled for a Team GB training camp ahead of Tokyo 2020.

As the COVID-19 crisis escalated, the camp was cancelled and Eilish – with her boyfriend and fellow professional runner Michael Rimmer – was left stranded, unsure of when they’ll be able to return home and facing the likely prospect of the Olympics she’s been training nearly four years for will be postponed, which yesterday became the reality.

Given the circumstances, you could forgive Eilish for being pessimistic but, during an ‘On-nomi‘ (an online drink, an increasingly popular response to self-isolation and social distancing invented by the Japanese) with Precision Hydration founder Andy Blow, she was extremely upbeat about her situation.
On Nomi with Eilish

Eilish and Andy discussed the upside for athletes of an extended period of training without races in the diary, how she’s adapting her training to the new reality and she even updated her fans on her toilet roll situation.

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Eilish McColgan, 29, is a British middle-distance athlete who competes in the 3000 metres steeplechase and 5000 metres. She represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. She represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 and in 2018 at the Gold Coast.

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PH helps athletes perform at their best by personalising their hydration strategy. Hydration is going to be a crucial aspect of performance at the Tokyo Olympics next year and so Precision Hydration Sweat Tested Eilish, wrote her a personalised hydration plan and provide her with electrolyte drinks that match how she sweats for before, during and after her training sessions and races.

Founder Andy Blow is recording On-nomi chats with a number of elite athletes who PH work with in the hope that their stories and advice help athletes around the world adapt to the new, temporary reality imposed by the coronavirus.

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