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Darragh McElhinney Smashes Irish Junior Indoor 5000m Record

Darragh McElhinney Annihilates Irish Junior Indoor 5,000m Record

Connacht Indoor Championships Day 1 2019

AIT Athlone

Saturday February 23rd 2019


darragh mcelhinney junior indoor 5000m record february 2019


Bantry AC's Darragh McElhinney took a phenomenal 23.35 seconds off Aaron Hanlon's (Clonliffe Harriers AC) previous record of 14:37.02, set when winning the Men's 5,000m, at the Boston University Opener meet, on December 2nd 2014.

Guesting at Day 1 of the Connacht Indoor Championships, in AIT Athlone yesterday, Darragh ran 14:13.67, to win, from a quality field.

connacht indoor 5000m 2019

Togher AC's Evan Byrne, who was also guesting, placed third in 14:30.11, while Mullingar AC's Jamie Battle, in 4th place, ran the third fastest Under-20 5,000m, in 14:37.10, just outside the old record set by Aaron Hanlon.



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