Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Ciara Mageean runs seasons best time of 4:10.74 for 1500m in Sweden

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Ciara Mageean runs seasons best time of 4:10.74 for 1500m in Sweden

At a 1500m race at the 2012 Folksam Grand Prix in Sweden on Thursday evening (5th July), Ireland's Ciara Mageean ran a seasons best time of 4:10.74 in the womens 1500m.

1    Hilary Stellingwerff    81        Canada    4:09.14       
2    Zoe Buckman    88        Australia    4:09.54       
3    Ciara Mageen    92        Ireland    4:10.74         SB
4    Tizita Bogale    93        Ethiopia    4:11.90       
5    Orla Drumm    84        Ireland    4:12.09       
6    Sonja Roman    79        Slovenia    4:12.46       
7    Sinimole Paulose    83        India    4:13.91       
8    Meraf Bahta    89        Hälle IF    4:14.09         SB
9    Johanna Lehtinen    79        Finland    4:14.16         SB
10    Meskerem Assefa    85        Ethiopia    4:14.47       
11    Viktoria Tegenfeldt    87        IFK Umeå    4:15.30         PB
12    Lovisa Lindh    91        Ullevi FK    4:24.88         PB
13    Linn Nilsson    90        Hälle IF    4:25.53         SB

Ever since she ran her personal best time of 4:07.45 last August, she has struggled to repeat those kind of times again. In many of the races recently, she seems to be up around the 4:20 mark and indeed at the recent European Track and Field Championships in Helsinki, she ran 4:19.23.

With her time of 4:10.74 tonight, she is once again showing what a talent she is. Her personal best time of 4:07.45 makes her the 4th fastest Irish woman ever and she is still just 20 years old.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The planning for London'12 doesn't seem as strong as it should have been.
Mageean's chances were always going to be iffy but a more prepared program might have given her a better chance. I hope London didn't come a year early for her?