Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Ciara Mageean sets new Irish 1000m national record

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Ciara Mageean sets new Irish 1000m national record


Top Irish athlete Ciara Mageaan set a new national record with a time of 2m 31s 06s in a 1000-metre race at the Diamond League meet on Friday evening the 14th of August 2020. This was over three and a half seconds faster than the previous record set by Sonia O'Sullivan back in 1993.

On Twitter, Sonia O'Sullivan said...“It lasted 27 years, a lifetime for some. Well done Ciara Mageean on smashing Irish Athletics 1000m record.”

Faith Kipyegon of Kenya won the 1000m race in 2:29.15 with Scotland’s Laura Muir second in 2:30.82. Ciara Mageean from Portaferry finished in third.

Ciara Mageean’s time was also the ninth-fastest ever run over 1,000m by any woman.

In July of 2020, Ciara Mageean also ran a new 800m national record.

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