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Aidan Hogan Selected for Irish Team at World 24 Hour Championships

Rising Sun AC's Aidan Hogan Selected for International Duty in Belfast

Victoria Park, Belfast,

July 1st -2nd 2017

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Aidan Hogan Rising Sun AC 2016

Aidan Hogan, Rising Sun AC, has been selected to represent Ireland at the World 24 hour Championships in July. Aidan previously represented Ireland at the European 24 Hour Championshios, in Albi, France, last October. Aidan made his debut at the distance at last year's Irish Championships, also in Belfast, where he took the Silver Medal, behind Eoin Keith, having run 238.132km.

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Athletics Ireland Release

The World 24 Hour Championships will be held in Victoria Park, Belfast on July 1st & 2nd. There will be around 40 nations participating and over 400 athletes will compete. Ireland will be represented by strong teams in both the men’s and women’s races.

Irish Teams

Men's Team: Eddie Gallen (captain), Eoin Keith, Darragh O’Loughlin,  Aidan Hogan (Rising Sun AC), Malcolm Gamble, Tim Brownlie

Women's Team:Ruthann Sheahan, Amy Masner, Yvonne Naughton, Louise Smart, Susan McCartney, Catherine Guthrie

John O’Regan is team manager and Gary McConville will lead the support team.

Some of the team members have vast experience in this event.  Ruthann has a number of top 10 performances at World and European level in this event while Eoin has recorded numerous international victories in events of 24 hours and multi-day events. Ruthann has a personal best of 229.346k while Eoin has covered 244.64k within the timeframe.  Eddie has a long history of competing for Ireland in this event and will captain the team in his native city.  They are joined by Tim, Yvonne, Louise and Catherine  who will make their international debuts. It’s an even more notable occasion for Tim and Susan, who are siblings.

This race also incorporates the Irish 24H championships which provides further incentive and makes it even more interesting for the athletes.

The 2017 Energia Open 24 Hour Championship will be held in Victoria Park, Belfast, in conjunction with the World 24 Hour Championship, on Saturday July 1st 2017, starting at 12 noon.  There will be no 12 hour, 100k or Team Relay events next year. Energia, sponsors of the 24H race, and Belfast Council are fully supporting the Championships for 2017 as are, jointly, Athletics Northern Ireland (ANI) and Athletics Ireland.


Video Trailer for 2017 IAU 24H World Championships

24hr World Championships Belfast 2017 from Kate Finn on Vimeo.

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