BBC Sport - Sports Personality: Liz McColgan wins in 1991
1991: McColgan's Tokyo gold seals award
- From the section Sports Personality
In 1991, Scottish distance runner Liz McColgan was named Sports Personality of the Year after winning the 10,000m gold medal at the Tokyo World Championships.
Although she competed over a variety of distances, McColgan was most decorated in the 10,000m. Before Tokyo, she had won gold in the event at the 1986 and 1990 Commonwealth Games.
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