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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.

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

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