After battling again from Covid, a bug and hamstring points earlier within the yr, the Dundee distance runner took first place on the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.
It comes 36 years after her mom Liz McColgan – then competing as Liz Lynch – gained gold, her first Commonwealth Video games medal, in Edinburgh in 1986.
Eilish McColgan repeated historical past by profitable her first Commonwealth Video games medal – taking gold in a sensational 10,000 metres ultimate.
Liz congratulated her daughter following the win, which then brought about Eilish to interrupt down in tears because the realisation set in.
“It’s been such an up and down yr,” stated the gold medallist.
“There was Covid, sickness, harm niggles at completely different ties. I couldn’t have requested for any extra tonight, particularly with my household right here.
“On that final lap the gang was vibrating by way of my entire physique. I wished it so badly.”
McColgan took an early lead and was handed Celine Iranzi of Rwanda and Sheila Chepkirui Kiprotich from Uganda a couple of minutes in.
The 31-year-old Scot then discovered one other Ugandan, Irine Chepet Cheptai, as her foremost rival when she retook the lead shortly after.
McColgan held her momentum till, with Cheptai on her heels till round two-thirds of the way in which in McColgan was handed by Cheptai and Kiprotich.
The Scot remained composed and proper in behind the Ugandan duo as a spot opened up between the entrance three and the remaining.
With round 2,200m, slightly below six laps, to go she started to make her transfer on the skin, easing again into first.
With three laps remaining Kiprotich began to struggled as Cheptai retook the lead.
It was now a two-horse race and a slight shove within the again from McColgan prompt she was irritated her opponent was hogging the within with out the tempo to justify it.
She then tried the skin and finally sprinted previous the 2017 world cross-country champion within the ultimate 100 metres in a sensational finish to a sensational race.