This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 15 °C Sunday 5 July, 2020
Advertisement

Rio is calling for three Irish steeplechasers

Kerry O’Flaherty, Michelle Finn and Sara Treacy all conjured excellent performances in Donegal.

Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

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

‘Words cannot describe this feeling’: Ireland’s Thomas Barr reflects on his gold medal success

10 reasons why Conor McGregor is an Irish sporting phenomenon

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

Eoin O'Callaghan

Read next:

COMMENTS