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Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month January 2017 Alex Wright

Alex Wright is Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month for January 2017

 Alex Wright Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month January 2017

Alex Wright, Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month for January 2017 receiving his award from Tony O'Connell, Cork City Sports


The Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month Award is sponsored by 96FM/C103FM, The Evening Echo, The River Lee and Leisureworld


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Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month - January 2017 - Award Citation

On January 28th last, in Bratislava, Alex set a World Leading Time, with a 5m race Walk win against a strongInternational Field. In February, he followed this performance when he won the 5km Race Walk, at the AAI Games, in AIT Indoor Arena,in Athlone, in a personal best, and then set a new National Record at the Athletics Ireland National Record of 18:50.70, and, in the process, breaking Rob Heffernan's previous record of 18:51.46, set in 2008. Alex has already qualified for both 20k and 50k Race Walks at this year's World Championships, in London.

Alex Wright Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month January 2017 Leevale Group

Alex Wright, accompanied by fiance Lauren Whelan, Iarla O'Connor, and Leevale AC members, John Calnan, Ina Killeen, Donie Walsh and Chris Harrington, and sponsor representatives from 96 & 103FM

This afternoon, Tuesday March 14th, 2017, Alex Wright, Leevale AC, was the recipient of the Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month for January. Alex was accompanied by his fiance, Lauren Whelan and Iarla O'Connor, along with members of Leevale AC.




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