Eilidh Child is one of Britain’s top female hurdlers.  She set the Scottish Under-23 (U23) record in the 400 meter hurdles in 2008 and finished third at the 2008 Olympic trials.  She placed second in the 400 meter hurdles at the 2009 European U23 Championships and earned a spot to compete at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin. This year she made the final at the European Championships in Barcelona and set a new Scottish Record of 55:16 at the Diamond League meeting at Crystal Palace. In addition to excelling on the track, Eilidh works as a Physical Education teacher.

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Eilidh’s Vitals

Nationality: Ico-greatbritainGreat Britain
Date of Birth: February 20, 1987
Hometown: Kinross
Training Camp: Pitreavie, Dunfermline
Coach: Stuart Hogg
Eilidh’s Events:
  • 400m Hurdles & 400m

Notable Performance

55.16 – 400m Hurdles

London – August 14, 2010

Trophy Case

  • 20th European Athletics Championships (2010)

    8th place – 55.51 – 400m Hurdles Barcelona
  • 12th IAAF World Championships (2009)

    6th place (sf) – 56.21 – 400m Hurdles Berlin
  • 1st SPAR European Team Championships (2009)

    4th place – 400m Hurdles – 55.48 Leiria
  • 6th European U23 Championships (2007)

    5th place – 400m Hurdles – 57.11 Debrecen
  • Commonwealth Games (2010)

    Silver Medal - 400 meter hurdles Delhi
  • European Athletics Indoor Championships (2013)

    Gold Medal - 4 x 400 meter relay Silver Medal - 400 meter Gothenburg