Darragh McElhinney set a new Irish U20 5000m record in Belgium over the weekend.
The 18-year-old from Glengarriff ran 13:54.10 at a meeting in Oordegem, one which saw numerous Irish athletes competing.
His time beat the previous record of 14:02.30 set by Ennis Track's Kevin Mulcaire four years ago in Stretford.
It was also a massive personal best for the Bantry AC athlete who ran 14:11.80 at the same meeting a year ago.
— Darragh McElhinney (@darraghmce) May 26, 2019
McElhinney is the first Irish U20 to go under 14 minutes for the distance.
Earlier this year, he broke the Irish U20 5000m indoor record, running 14:13.67 and beating the previous best by over 23 seconds.
Irish junior record of 13:54.10 for 5,000m and @darraghmce becomes the first Irish teenager to go sub 14 mins; 51 years after my dad set an Irish senior record of 13:55.6. Seriously impressive running
— Ian O'Riordan (@ianoriordan) May 26, 2019
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