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Ciara Mageean Becomes First Irish Woman Sub 2 Min for 800m

Ciara Mageean Runs 1:59.69 in Bern, Switzerland

Citius Champs - Bern Switzerland

July 24th 2020


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Ciara Mageean


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Citius Games, Bern, Switzerland, Friday July 24th 2020

This afternoon, 28 year old Ciara Mageean, from Protaferry, Co Down, and running with UCD AC, became, on what should have been the day of the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, the first Irish woman to go sub 2 minutes.  Running 1:59.69, to break Rose Anne Galligan's 7 year-old record, she won the womens 800m at today's Citius Champs, taking almost a second off the record, but most importantly, goung sub 2 minutes.




Meet Results


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 Womens 800m Results


Ciara's run places her on top of the Irish Women's 800m All-Time Standings, bring her up from 4th place, and slicing 1.10 seconds off her own lifetime best

irish womens 800m standings july 23rd 2020

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