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Ireland's Kelly Murphy sets national record at World Championships

The 30-year-old came 15th overall, finishing with a time of 3:29.699.

Kelly Murphy pictured competing at the event today.
Kelly Murphy pictured competing at the event today.

Updated at 17.19

IRELAND’S KELLY MURPHY has set a national record while competing at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Berlin today.

The 30-year-old came 15th overall in the Women’s Individual Pursuit, finishing with a time of 3:29.699.

In achieving the feat, Murphy beat her own previous record time of 3:30.687, which she set at the European Championships last October.

It continues an encouraging few days for Irish track cycling. Previously, Murphy, along with team-mates Mia Griffin, Lara Gillespie, and Alice Sharpe knocked four seconds off the Women’s Team Pursuit national record, and ultimately finished eighth in what was their best-ever result in the tournament.

Mark Downey and Felix English will be hoping to build on a good few days for Ireland on Sunday.

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The pair will hope to qualify Olympic slots in the Men’s Madison, while Sharpe is set to compete in the Women’s Points Race tomorrow.

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