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An Irish athlete chose the best time possible to run a personal best at the European Indoors

John Travers is in with a medal chance in Prague.

Travers ran his best ever race on the big stage today.
Travers ran his best ever race on the big stage today.
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IRELAND’S RECENT RUN of sporting success could spill over onto the track this weekend as Dubliner John Travers has booked his place in the European Indoor 1500m final.

Travers ran a personal best in his heat today to qualify for the final as the fastest loser.

His previous outdoor best was 3:42:07 and 3:42.52 indoors but a time of 3:41.37 saw him through to the showpiece race despite finishing third behind German Homiyu Tesfaye and Poland’s Artur Ostrowski.

Another Irishman, Danny Mooney of Donegal, ran in the final 1500m heat but his time of 3:48.9 was only good enough for sixth place and he was eliminated.

The 1500m final takes place in Prague tomorrow at 15.30 Irish time.

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