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800m European Indoor Standard for Louise Shanahan - February 2021

Louise Shanahan, Leevale AC runs 2:03.52 Indoor 800m

Bryggen Sports Invitational, Manchester

Saturday 13th February 2021



Louise Shanahan Athletics IrelandLouise Shanahan, Leevale AC

Louise Shanahan ran 2:03.52, behind Ellie Baker (UK), who ran an indoor PB of 2:02.73, with Ireland duo Katie Kirk third in 2:04.49 and Ciara Mageean fourth in 2:04.40. Shanahan now has achieved the Athletics Ireland 800m qualifying standard of 2:03.85.

Kirk was inside the European Athletics standard of 2:05.50, but fell short of the higher standard stipulated by Athletics Ireland. Mageean has already achieved the mark, by virtue of her outdoor 800m Irish record of 1:59.69, set last summer.  Mageean put her slight dip in form down to her reaction to the recent unexpected death of her coach Jerry Kiernan, which she said, understandably, had taken "more from me than I anticipated"


Iseult O'Donnell, with 2:03.27, also makes 800m Time

Meeting Val d'Oise, Eaubonne, France - Saturday Feb 13th

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Elsewhere, at the Meeting Val d'Oise, Eaubonne, France, Iseult O'Donnell won the women's 800m, in 2:03.27, to also achieve the qualification standard.

800m 1 Iseult O'Donnell (irl) 2:03.27; 2 Charlotte Mouchet 2:04.18; 3 Narimane Amara (alg) 2:06.31; 4 Sara Benfares 2:06.32; 5 Meriem Sahnoune 2:06.74



And....Nadia Power also Makes Mark, with 2:02.83

IFAM (Flanders), Gent Belgium, Saturday Feb 13th

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Nadia Power, with 2:02.83, stormed to victory in the 800m at the IFAM meeting in Gent, Belgium today, and had a margin of almost a second to spare on Tanja Spill (Germany). Claire Mooney was 6th, in 2:06.79

800m Women 1 Nadia Power (irl) 2:02.83; 2 Tanja Spill (ger) 2:03.75; 3 Elena Bello (ita) 2:03.91; 4 Mirte Fannes 2:04.62; 5 Diana Mezulianiková (cze) 2:04.76; 6 Claire Mooney (irl) 2:06.79

400m Men Vladimir Aceti (ita) 46.77 1h1; Samuel García (esp) 46.90 1h2; Robert Parge (rou) 47.26 2h2; Alexander Doom 47.32 3h2; Christian Iguacel 47.39 4h2; Yousef Karam (kuw) 47.53 2h1; Dylan Borlée 48.04 3h1; Luke Lennon-Ford (irl) 48.48 4h1

400m Women Andrea Miklos (rou) 52.54 1h3; Camille Laus 53.54 2h3; Imke Vervaert 53.65 3h3; Hanne Maudens 53.95 1h2; Sara Slott-Petersen (den) 54.03; Paulien Couckuyt 54.44 3h2; Margo Van Puyvelde 54.47 4h2; Sharlene Mawdsley (irl) 54.86 1h1

Womens 800m

More videos from IFAM Meet

And Today's action isn't over yet!
Siofra Clerigh-Buttner is up next tonight, in the 1500m at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, in the USA

 boston world indoor tour gold 2021

4:09.67 PB fror Clerigh-Buttner in Women's 1500m, placing her second on the Irish All-Time 1500m Indoor listings, behind Ciara Mageean (4:06.42)

new balance indoor 2021 womens 1500m resultsWomen's 1500m Results

800m European Indoors Selection Quandry

This all leaves Irish selectors with the problem of deciding who goes to the European indoor Championships, which will be held in Torún, Poland, from March 5th to 7th. Ireland, as with all the other countries, can select four (4) athletes to go to the Championships, but only three (3) may run. Ireland has four qualifiers to date, with several more 'knocking on the door'.  It's a great position for Ireland to be in, but it surely means that someone who, in spite of all the training and competition hurdles due to the pandemic, has achieved these high standard, will nevertheless be disappointed.


Laura Nicholson, Temple University & Bandon AC Runs 10:05.70

H-Town Speed City Series - Meet III - Saturday Feb 13, 2021

h town speed city iii 2021 womens 3000m resultsWomens 3000m Results


cmcm indoor 2021


No Irish at CMCM Meet

CMCM Results

Other Irish in action during week

Kingston, Rhode Island, USA, Thurs Feb 11th
3.000m 1 Lilly Tuck 9:30.10; 2 Laura Mooney (irl) 9.49.94; ... 4 Orla O'Connor (irl) 10:08.13


Meeting de l'Eure - Sunday Feb 14th
Val de Reiul, Normandy, France

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4:15.23 1500m PB for Michelle Finn


leure val de reuil 2021 womens 1500m results

Michelle Finn, Leevale AC, ran a 4:15.23 PB to win the women's 1500m at the Meeting de l'Eure, in Normandy, France today.  Michelle had a 10 second margin over Frenchwoman Flavie Renouard. Michelle's time brings her up to 14th on the All-Time Irish women's indoor 1500m standings.


Mens 1500m


leure val de reuil 2021 mens 1500m results

Later, Togher AC's Liam Harris ran 3:56.31, behind winner Brian Fay, who ran a 3:41.73 PB, followed by Luke McCann, in 3:42.03, with the pair making all the running during the race.


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