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Fearghal Curtin has Massive 5000m PB at Florida Relays

Fearghal Curtin Runs 14:02 PB

Florida Relays, Gainesville, Florida, USA

Thursday March 29th 2018


 fearghal curtin gainesville march 2018

Action from the closing stages of the race, with Fearghal Curtin in third place


Youghal AC and Charleston State University athlete Fearghal Curtin took a massive seventy four seconds (1:14) off his previous 5000m track time, at yesterday's Florida Relays, in Gainesville, Florida, USA.

 Fearghal made a break with four others on the seventh lap and, with 800 to go, was in fourth place but went on to finish strongly in second place 2nd, just 0.286secs behind senior year student, Welshman Nathan Jones. Kenyan athlete Evans Kirwa finished fourthth. The unattached top placed athletes are all post graduate students.


Charleston Southern University Report

"Fearghal Curtin placed second overall in the men's 5000m run, on the first day of the Florida Relays, as the freshman was the top underclassman (non-senior year) in the race. Curtin crossed the line in 14:02.88 to pace the Bucs and set a Charleston State University record in the event.

Curtin's time surpassed the previous record, set by Al Dunn, (14:16.44), at the Campbell Dual Meet in 1984, and the time likely places him in the NCAA Regionals, set to be held in Tampa, Florida, on May 24-26."


Fearghal's previous 5000m best was 15:18, which he ran at the Irish Schools T&F Championships, in June 2016. His previous 5k best on the road was 15:00, set when winning last year's (2017) Youghal 5k

Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month - December 2017


In January, Fearghal was awarded the Cork City Sports Cork Athlete of the Month Award for December, for his outstanding performance at the European Junior Cross-Country Championships, in Slovakia, last month. The award was presented at a function in the River Lee Hotel, Cork, on Thursday January 11th 2012. As Fearghal is studying, on athletics scholarship, in the United States, the award was accepted by Fearghal's parents, Geraldine and Noel Curtin


Results of Florida Relays 5000m 2018


florida relays 5000m results march 2018

DistanceNathan Jones - McNeese StateFearghal Curtin - Charleston SouthernEnoch Nadler - UnattachedEvans Kirwa - Unattached
200m 00:33.374 00:31.958 00:32.463 00:32.711
600m 01:41.2 01:39.9 01:40.6 01:40.1
1000m 02:49.9 02:48.5 02:48.2 02:48.0
1400m 03:56.6 03:57.0 03:56.7 03:56.3
1800m 05:04.9 05:05.1 05:04.9 05:04.4
2200m 06:11.8 06:11.8 06:11.5 06:11.3
2600m 07:17.9 07:17.7 07:17.7 07:17.1
3000m 08:25.4 08:25.1 08:25.1 08:24.7
3400m 09:33.5 09:33.2 09:33.2 09:32.7
3800m 10:41.5 10:41.4 10:41.4 10:41.0
4200m 11:50.8 11:51.2 11:51.2 11:50.6
5000m 14:02.6 14:02.9 14:02.9 14:11.4

Note: There was no 4600m split recorded

Charleston Southern University Announce  Fearghal's Arrival

Nearly 4000 miles and the Atlantic Ocean did not stop Fearghal Curtin from becoming a Buccaneer and representing CSU in cross country. The strong-minded freshman, known as "the machine" on the team, started running when he was only 8 years old and has represented his home country of Ireland seven times, in both track & field and cross country.


Fearghal Curtin's European Athletics Profile


Fearghal Curtin's All-Athletics Profile

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