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Leevale's Alex Wright Secures Place At Tokyo Olympics

Leevale's Alex Wright Secures Place At Tokyo Olympics

Alex Wright has qualified for the 20km walk at the next year's Olympic Games.

The 28-year-old Leevale athlete set a new personal best of 1:20.50 at the Gran Premio Cantones de La Coruna. The event was the Spanish leg of the 2019 IAAF Race Walking Challenge.

On what was a perfect day for racewalking, Wright finished 17th overall and ten seconds under the qualifying standard.

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Wright joins Brendan Boyce in qualifying for Tokyo. The 32-year-old Donegal man set a new personal best for the 50km walk last month at European Race Walking Championships.

Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

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