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Big Weekend of Action for Ireland’s Elite


Rose-Anne Galligan leads the charge for Ireland’s elite athletes in the heats of the 1500m at the World Indoor Championships in Portland, Oregon this evening (March 18th). The Newbridge athlete takes to the green indoor track in the first heat of two at 20:35 Irish time. The first three in each heat and the three fastest qualifiers advance to the final at 2:18am Irish time on March 20th. Joe Gough (West Waterford) competes at 20:15 on Saturday in the invitational O60 men’s 800m.

 To keep abreast of the championships and timetable see the link here: https://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-indoor-championships/iaaf-world-indoor-championships-5681/timetable/byday

Ireland’s leading walkers take to the roads of Dudince, Slovakia tomorrow for the IAAF Race Walking Challenge. Robert Heffernan (Togher) will lead Brendan Boyce (Letterkenny) and Cian McMenamon (Westport) in the 20km while Leevale’s Alex Wright will tackle the 50km.

On Sunday Fionnuala McCormack (Kilcoole) takes to the roads for the 2016 United Airlines NYC Half on Sunday, March 20, which will see 20,000 runners of all ages and abilities hit the streets of Manhattan.

The two-time Olympian will be looking to improve on her half marathon best of 71:33 which she set in Lille last year.

Source: Athletics Ireland