Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Claire McCarthy from Cork runs an Olympic qualifying time in the Prague Marathon
This was well inside the 2:45 Olympic qualifying time for the marathon in Rio. Claire's time however is unlikely to see her secure one of the three spots available for an Irish team.
These are the times posted already by Irish women and as you can see, Claire has the 6th fastest time...
Lizzie Lee IRL 2:32:51 Berlin (GER) 27.09.2015
Fionnuala McCormack IRL 2:33:15 Chicago IL (USA) 11.10.2015
Breege Connolly IRL 2:37:29 London (GBR) 26.04.2015
Gladys Ganiel O'Neill IRL 2:38:53 Sevilla (ESP) 21.02.2016
Barbara Sanchez IRL 2:39:49 Sevilla (ESP) 21.02.2016
Claire McCarthy IRL 2:42:04 Praha (CZE) 08.05.2016
Caitriona Jennings IRL 2:44:33 Rotterdam (NED) 10.04.2016
If you're wondering just how fast that is then it's 6:11 per mile for 26.2 miles!
Claire was the 12th woman home and second in her category.
1 Cruz NONATA DA SILVA 2:41:09 F16 BRA W40
2 Claire Mc CARTHY 2:42:04 F29 IRL W40
3 Susanne Bornmar 2:59:43 F305 SWE W40