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Watch: Amy Foster Equals Irish 60m Record In London

Watch: Amy Foster Equals Irish 60m Record In London

Sunday was a landmark day in the sprinting career of Amy Foster. The 29-year-old broke her personal best, equalled the Irish 60m indoor record and set a qualifying time for the World Indoor Athletics Championships.

Foster ran 7.30, bettering her own PB by 0.02, drawing level with the joint national record of Anna Boyle and Ciara Neville. Boyle ran her time in 2007, Neville last year.

"The last 3 months were a nervous waiting game. The last 3 weeks I have been in a state of disbelief and devastation. Today I ran faster indoors than I ever have done before. Someone up there is looking after me," Foster wrote on Instagram.

On Saturday, Phil Healy ran 52.08 for the 400m in Vienna. It was a 1.1 second personal best for the Cork athlete and another qualifying time for the World Championships.

The World Indoor Championships take place in Birmingham in early March.

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