Eilidh Doyle Announces Retirement

June 2, 2021

Three-time Commonwealth Games silver medallist Eilidh Doyle has announced her retirement from athletics.

The 34-year-old has called time on an illustrious career which included medal success at the Olympic Games, World and European Championships as well as the Commonwealth Games.

Having made her Commonwealth Games debut at Delhi 2010 she captained the Scottish Athletics team at Glasgow 2014 and was Team Scotland’s flagbearer for the Opening Ceremony at Gold Coast in 2018, winning silver over the 400m Hurdles on each occasion.

She retires as Scotland’s most decorated track and field athlete and holding the national record in the 400m Hurdles at a time of 54.09 seconds.

Announcing her retirement on her social media channels, Doyle said: “The sport has brought me so much more than just medals. I have made lifelong friends, experienced incredible atmospheres, made history and even met my husband because of it.

“Athletics will always hold a special place in my heart and now I get to enjoy it from the other side as a fan.

“What an adventure it has been and now I look forward to the next one, whatever it may be.”

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