Who is Eilidh Doyle's husband, Brian? Meet the retired athlete's family

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Who is Eilidh Doyle’s husband, Brian? Double Olympian Eilidh Doyle, 34, has announced her retirement from athletics. As the news reaches fans, many want to know more about Doyle’s personal and family life.

Who is Eilidh Doyle?

Eilidh Doyle is an Olympic track and field athlete who specialises in the 400m relay and 400m hurdles. 

Aged just 34 and with a net worth of £1 million to £5 million, Doyle has accomplished what many athletes dream of. In the space of four years, she became a world indoor bronze (2018) and silver (2014) medallist for the 400m and attended the Commonwealth Games in 2010, 2014 and 2018 winning three silver medals.

On top of that, Doyle was chosen to be Scotland’s captain in Glasgow in 2014. Doyle went on to win three World Championship medals for the Great Britain relay team, three European medals and finally a further three indoor wins consisting of two silvers and one gold.

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Who is Eilidh Doyle’s husband, Brian? Do they have children?

Eilidh Doyle and her husband, Brian Doyle, were married in 2015 in a tartan-style wedding ceremony. 

Very little is known about Doyle’s husband, Brian, but just four years after the wedding the couple had a baby boy, announcing his delivery through a social media story featuring a blue balloon.

They later named their son Campbell Connel Doyle and revealed he came into the world on 27 January 2019 at 10.24pm, weighing almost seven pounds.

Doyle announces retirement at age 34

Today, 2 June 2021, Doyle announced her retirement to the world through a social media post, saying she is looking forward to spending more time with her son Campbell and husband Brian.

Doyle said in her social media post: “I remember so clearly being nine years old and joining Pitreavie Athletics Club as a bit of fun. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined where the sport would take me over the next 25 years. Not all of it has been easy but my love for athletics has always been constant and still remains so to this day. 

“Athletics has all my heart, focus and love but today I announce my retirement as a competitive athlete. 

“I take with me so many amazing memories but, most importantly, I step away happy in the knowledge that this is the right time for me to go. I’m not saying it was an easy decision to make, but it was the right one and I am grateful I got to choose when it happened. 

“The sport has brought me so much more than just medals. I have made lifelong friends, experienced incredible atmospheres, made history and even met my husband because of it.

“Now we have our wee boy, Campbell, and so much more to look forward to as a family. I do find it fitting, however, that my last international competition was winning a silver medal in front of a home crowd in Glasgow. Athletics will always hold a special place in my heart and now I get to enjoy it from the other side as a fan. 

“I have so many people I need to thank, who have been part of my journey, and over the next couple of weeks I hope to be able to thank you all personally. To everyone who has supported me and cheered me on over the years, I am so grateful to you all.

“I would like to give special thanks however, to those who were there at the very beginning and introduced me to the sport I love – my mum, my dad, my big sisters and my big brother. 

“Finally, I say thank you to Brian, not only for being my coach, my soft-tissue therapist, for looking after the dog when I was travelling the world and, more recently, for looking after Campbell to let me train, but for being my supporter, challenger and for showing me how easy it was to pursue my dreams. 

“What an adventure it has been and now I look forward to the next one, whatever it may be.”

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Kayleigh is an intern writer at The Focus, currently studying Journalism at Goldsmiths University, London. She loves photography, travel and writing. In recent months, Kayleigh has taken on the role of editor at her student newspaper, EastLondonLines.