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.
A superb race in the #MortonMile to sign off the 2022 @MortonGames in style🤩
1. Andrew COSCORAN 3:57.09
2. Cathal DOYLE 3:57.11
3. Darragh MCELHINNEY 3:58.15https://t.co/8a4bs9pxks https://t.co/SGbR3sRKjb
— Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) July 2, 2022
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.
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.