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The Rundown on the AIT International Grand Prix 2019 Results

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The 6th Annual International Grand Prix took place today in Athlone Institute of Technology, and it was a day filled with excitement and record-breaking speed.

New Record for the 1500m

One of the most exhilarating moments of the day was the 1500m which saw its Irish record and stadium record smashed by Ciara Mageean, in a time of 4:06.78.

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This was a PB for the athlete, who took on Olympian Genevieve LaCaze, Romania’s Claudia Bobocea and Irish athlete Sarah Healy among others.

Mageean’s performance beat her own Irish record of 4:08.55 by nearly two seconds set in 2016, proving that sometimes your greatest competition is in fact, yourself.

Men’s 1500m

First place was taken by Polish Marcin Lewandowski in 3:56.41. He was closely followed by Australia’s Stewart McSweyn.

Men’s 800m

Mark English won the 800m, followed by 1:44 athlete Erik Sowinski in second place, fellow Irish man Zak Curran in third. English holds the current Irish record, set in 2014 with a time of 1:46.92

Women’s 800m

Claire Mooney came first in the women’s 800m, followed by Nadia Power in second and Ellie Hartnett in third.

Gayan Evans took first place in the women’s 60m, closely followed by Corinne Humphries and Carlow’s Molly Scott. Scott finished in 7.39.

Men’s 60m

Su Bingtian took the 60m title in 6.52, breaking the stadium record. This came as no surprise, as Bingtian was previously the first Asian-born sprinter to break the the sub-10-seconds barrier in the 100 metres, and is a strong contender for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. 

The Men’s Mile

The Men’s Mile finished the day, with Polish Marcin Lewandowski taking the title in a time of 3:56.44. Irish athlete John Travers came in fourth place at 3:58.48.

The Full Results

The Full list of results can be found here, on the Athletics Ireland website.

An exciting day, with even more excitement on the way with the European Indoors taking place from March 1st to March 3rd in Glasgow.

Aoife has a BA in Creative Writing, English & Gaeilge from NUI Galway and has a passion for writing and all things fitness. She is currently an event coordinator at RunIreland.com.