Great Britain’s Eilish McColgan won a silver medal in the women’s 10,000m at the European Championships, while Turkey’s Yasemin Can claimed a stunning victory in Munich.

McColgan, 31, won his first major title with victory at the Commonwealth Games 12 days ago.

Also finishing second in the 5000m at Birmingham 2022, the Scot earned another silverware, running away from Israel’s Lona Chemtai Salpiter.

Kahn stormed to victory in seven laps in 30 minutes, 32.57 seconds.

Britain’s Samantha Harrison and Jessica Judd finished sixth and 10th respectively.

McColgan followed in the footsteps of her mother Liz – Commonwealth 10,000m champion in 1986 and 1990 – and recorded the biggest win of her career on August 4.

In a very impressive season, McColgan also broke the European 10km record, the British half marathon and the Scottish 10,000m record earlier this year.

Although illness and injury hampered her World Championships medal aspirations in July, the 2018 European 5,000m silver medalist returned to form to produce one of the key moments at Birmingham 2022 when she edged out Kenya’s Irene Cheptai in front of the packed “Alexander” stadium. .

At Munich’s Olympiastadion, McColgan took it upon herself to push the pace after a relaxed opening kilometer and by the halfway point only Can, defending champion Salpeter and Germany’s Konstanza Klosterhalfen could stay in touch.

But Cann made a stunning bid for gold with more than a quarter of the race remaining, pulling away from the competition, leaving McColgan and Solpiter in hot pursuit.

Although they were unable to close the gap, McColgan was able to pull away from Salpiter on the final lap, finishing in 30:41.05.

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