Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Irish runner units two masters international information in a single week


Only some days after breaking the sector M55+ 3,000m report in a shocking time of 8 mins and 47 seconds, Dublin’s Shane Healy broke every other international report at the weekend on the Irish Masters Indoor Championships on Saturday.

Healy ran 2:02.46 for 800m indoors to wreck the M55+ international report, making it his moment international masters report in seven days. His time shattered the former international indoor mark through 3 seconds and is part a moment quicker than the out of doors mark for his age class, set through Germany’s Peter Oberliessen at age 56 in 2016.

Apparently, the three,000m international report he broke ultimate week used to be additionally held through a German masters runner.

55-year-old Irish runner torches masters 3,000m international report

As an alternative of competing in his age staff on the Irish champs, Healy challenged himself and ran towards the M35+ class, the place he positioned moment general. The race used to be gained in 2:01.45, and Healy powered his approach to an excellent break up after passing thru 400m in 61 seconds. His second-place time within the 800m used to be additionally quicker than the M40, M45, and M50 winners.

The real M55 Irish identify used to be gained in a good 2:16.34, however virtually 14 seconds slower than Healy’s time. He additionally devoted his new report to his former Irish Olympic teammate David Matthews, who misplaced his father over the Christmas vacations.

The 55-year-old middle-distance runner has been tearing up the observe for a number of a long time. In 1996, Healy represented Eire on the Atlanta Olympics within the males’s 1,500m, the place he made the semi-final. He retired from operating in 1999, however after virtually a five-year hiatus, he returned to the game and started breaking Irish and international masters information.

Healy has added 3 international information to his identify within the ultimate 12 months: M55+ 3,000m, 800m, and the M50+ indoor 1,500m report of four:01.76. It is just a question of time till he grabs the M55+ 1,500m indoor report of four:11.79.


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