• Home
  • /
  • Athletics
  • /
  • Shanahan Sets New Irish 800m Record After Gripping Battle With Mageean

Shanahan Sets New Irish 800m Record After Gripping Battle With Mageean

Shanahan Sets New Irish 800m Record After Gripping Battle With Mageean
By PJ Browne Updated

Louise Shanahan set a new Irish 800m record at the Belfast Irish Milers meeting on Saturday.

The 25-year-old from Cork ran 1:59:42 at the Mary Peters track. Shanahan broke the previous record of 1:59.69 which was set last July by Ciara Mageean.

Down the home straight on Saturday, Shanahan twice got the better of Mageean, first as she won a gripping battle between the two to the line, and then as she snagged the Irish record.

After the first lap, it appeared that a sub-two minute run was off the cards. However, Shanahan and Mageean pushed each other all the way. Mageean - who has only just return from an injury which ended her indoor season - finished in 1:59.86.

Advertisement

Shanahan took just over two seconds off her personal best to become just the second ever Irish woman to run under two minutes for 800m.

Louise Shanahan breaks Irish 800m record

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT44urUdkPk

Featured image: 26 June 2021; Louise Shanahan of Leevale AC, Cork, 13, celebrates winning the Women's 800m during day two of the Irish Life Health National Senior Championships at Morton Stadium in Santry, Dublin. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Advertisement

See Also: Decade After Restarting Running Career, McGlynn Heads For Euros Marathon

Join The Monday Club Have a tip or something brilliant you wanted to share on? We're looking for loyal Balls readers free-to-join members club where top tipsters can win prizes and Balls merchandise

Processing your request...

You are subscribed now!

Copyright © 2022. All rights reserved. Developed by Square1 and powered by PublisherPlus.com

Advertisement