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Ciara Mageean Storms To New Irish Indoor 1500m Record In Athlone

Ciara Mageean Storms To New Irish Indoor 1500m Record In Athlone

Ciara Mageean broke her second Irish indoor record of the season on Wednesday night.

At the AIT Grand Prix in Athlone, the 26-year-old set a new 1500m record, running 4:06.78. The run broke her own record of 4:08.66 set three years ago in Germany.

Romania's Claudia Bobocea had led for much of the race but was overtaken by the Portaferry athlete on the back straight of the final lap when she turned up the pace.

TG4 were at the Athlone Institute of Technology track to capture the action.

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Last month, Mageean set a new Irish mile record of 4:28.31 in Boston.

She will race again this weekend at the National Indoor Championships. Mageean's form is hugely encouraging ahead of next month's European Indoor Championships in Glasgow.

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