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Rio is calling for three Irish steeplechasers
Kerry O’Flaherty, Michelle Finn and Sara Treacy all conjured excellent performances in Donegal.

THERE WAS MUCH to be happy about in Letterkenny yesterday as three Irish steeplechasers recorded Olympic-standard qualification times.

Taking part in the women’s 3,000m, Kerry O’Flaherty and Michelle Finn finished second and third respectively, clocking 9.42.61 and 9.43.34 – well inside the 9.44.00 time needed to take part in the World Championship in Beijing in August.

Sara Treacy was in fourth place and managed 9.44.14 – just missing out on a place at the Worlds.

Still, all three were good enough to make the qualification time required for next summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (9.45.00).

Originally published Saturday at 15.27

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