World Athletics 2013: McColgan frustrated with steeplechase finish

Eilish McColgan

Eilish McColgan expressed disappointment after finishing 10th in the 3,000m steeplechase in Moscow.

The British champion ran in 9.37.33 at the World Athletics Championships.

'If anyone had told me a week ago I would be tenth in the final, I would've never have believed them," she said.

"I knew I would be tired considering the lack of running (through injury) and that's two steeplechases in four days."

McColgan, who missed Daegu with a broken foot and was advised to end the current season six weeks ago because of injury, said she aims to continue improving.

"I felt really good in my heat and I felt strong - then I think today I went through a good patch and then a bad patch and didn't really push on," she said.

"These girls have superior PB times and I am not stupid enough to think I can go with them.

"But the medals are at 9.10 and I feel I can keep improving and taking chunks off my own PB and that's positive."