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Monday, February 18, 2013

Ciarán Ó Lionáird runs 3:52 mile in New York...

Catching up on news from last weekend, Ciarán Ó Lionáird from Cork set a new personal best time of 3:52.20 in the Wannamaker mile last Saturday (16th Feb) at the Millrose Games in New York.

 Place    Athlete Name   Affiliation    Time                                  
 1    Lopez Lomong   Nike Oregon TC    3:51.21
 2    Matthew Centrowitz   Nike    3:51.34
 3    Ciaran O'Lionaird   Nike Oregon TC    3:52.10 
 4    Chris O'Hare   University of Tulsa    3:52.98
 5    Lawi Lalang   Arizona    3:54.56
 6    Ryan Hill   NC State    3:54.89
 7    Garrett Heath   Saucony    3:55.55       
 8    Ryan Gregson   Nike    3:55.97
 9    Donn Cabral   Nike    4:00.21
 10    Liam Boylan-Pett   NJ/NY TC    4:05.49

Not only was this over two seconds faster than the his previous best of 3:54.76 which he ran in February 2012 but he also becomes the 4th fastest Irish man over the distance on the Irish alltime indoor list.

Irish Alltime indoor list...Mile sub 4.02.00
1 3.49.78 Eamonn Coghlan 27.02.83
2 3.50.94 Marcus O'Sullivan 13.02.88
3 3.51.20 Ray Flynn 27.02.83
4 3.52.10 Ciaran O'Lionaird 16.02.13 (Old PB 3.54.76 11.02.12)
5 3.52.30 Frank O'Mara 25.01.86
6 3.54.50 Mark Carroll 18.02.01
7 3.55.04 Alistair Cragg 21.01.06
8 3.55.40 Niall O'Shaughnessy 28.01.77
9 3.55.75 David McCarthy 28.01.12
10 3.56.39 Paul Donovan 25.01.86

In the race video below, Ciarán is in the black and green strip and is safely at the back of the pack in about 7th place for the initial few laps...

Post race interview...


Anonymous said...

lose the mop and gain another half second ;-)

Anonymous said...

John,you will have to correct you fastest mile list.John Hartnett(Ballyhooly)ran 3:54:07 in 1973 setting a then Irish record which was also faster than the British record.

John Desmond said...

I should have clarified...Ciarán is now 4th on the alltime indoor list.

On the combined list of indoor and outdoor, Ciarán is now 6th and John Hartnett is 12th. (3:54.7)

Hairy Harry said...

The weight of hair is so small that it makes a very insignificant impact on your total weight. plus I think it's great he looks different and isn't you're typical cookie cutter runner,also it's great to see him full of running