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Saturday Night's Rain Sodden Morton Mile Was Absolutely Epic

Saturday Night's Rain Sodden Morton Mile Was Absolutely Epic
By PJ Browne Updated

On Saturday evening in Santry, Andrew Coscoran became the first Irishman to win the Morton Mile since James Nolan in 2004.

The 26-year-old from Balbriggan won it on the line - with a dive - to beat Cathal Doyle by just two hundredths of a second.

In all, six men - five of them Irish - ran sub-four minute miles at a sodden Morton Stadium. The 17-year-old Nick Griggs backed up his remarkable 3:56.40 indoor mile from earlier in the year by finishing sixth in 3:58.51. Australia's Callum Davies was fifth in 3:58.36.

2 July 2022; Andrew Coscoran of Star of the Sea AC, right, dips at the line to win the Morton Mile ahead of eventual second Cathal Doyle of Clonliffe Harriers AC during the 2022 Morton Games at Morton Stadium in Santry, Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Shane Bracken, who earlier this year became the first Mayo man to run a sub-four mile, finished fourth in 3:58.28. In third was Cork's Darragh McElhinney who ran 3:58.15, while Doyle ran 3:57.11 as he was nabbed by Coscoran who finished in 3:57.09.

At the bell, it had been the Australian Davies who led from Coscoran and McElhinney. He maintained that lead until the final behind. The home straight had an epic six-man battle which eventually saw Doyle and Coscoran surge ahead. Incredibly, there were just 1.42 seconds between first and sixth.


You can watch the race from the 3:10.59 mark below.


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