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Israel Olatunde Now Second Fastest Irishman Ever Over 60m

Israel Olatunde Now Second Fastest Irishman Ever Over 60m
By PJ Browne
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Israel Olatunde set a new Irish men's U23 60m record at the National Indoor Arena on Sunday.

Olatunde's run of 6.67 also makes him the second-fastest Irishman ever over the distance. Only Paul Hession's Irish senior record of 6.61, set nearly 15 years ago in Birmingham, ranks higher.

Remarkably, Olatunde is still only 19, and the race was his first competitive run of the season.

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The time betters Olatunde's previous personal best for 60m, set in February last year, by 0.06. That mark was also the previous U23 record.

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The UCD athlete won the senior 100m at last year's national championships in Santry.

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