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Friday, January 11, 2008

Flor O'Leary of St.Finbarr's AC sets new Indoor 800 metre record...
I normally don't cover other athletic events as I try and concentrate on the road races but this item caught my eye on the St.Finbarr's AC website.

"Flor O’Leary Smashes All Ireland Indoor 800 Metre Record. In a resounding demonstration that he is back to his true form, our own Flor O’Leary smashed the Irish M70 record for 800 metres at Nenagh on Sunday last (Munster Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships - 6th Jan 2008). Flor ran a superb time of 2.58.8 minutes which was over six seconds inside the existing record."

That time works out about 6 minutes per mile pace. That's an amazing achievement for someone who is aged 70 as there are a lot of people who are half his age or less who would be unable to do it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi john just a word to flor,Congratulations flor what a great achievement well done to you.

John Dunphy
Rising Sun AC