Nadia Power set a new Irish 800m indoor record on Saturday.
The 23-year-old ran 2:02.44 as she finished second behind Great Britain's Keely Hodgkinson in Vienna.
The run broke Siofra Cleirigh Buttner's nearly three-year-old record by 0.02. Power's previous best indoors was 2:05.62.
The Dubliner's main objective right now in the European Indoor Athletics Championships which are scheduled to take place in Poland on March 5 - 7th.
Happy to start my season with a big indoor PB and new National Indoor Record of 2.02.44 today☘️Excited for more racing opportunities over the next few weeks, next up i’m racing in Metz, France on the 6th of Feb pic.twitter.com/lXwT0zVkrc
— Nadia Power (@NadiaPower6) January 30, 2021
Power was not the only Irish athlete to have a good day in Vienna. Ciara Neville equalled her best of 7.30 for the 60m while her Emerald AC clubmate Sarah Lavin set a new PB of 8.24 for the 60m hurdles.
7.30 =PB for the first race in almost a year 🥳 onto the next on Wednesday! 🏁 pic.twitter.com/RXHgUc5HDj
— Ciara Neville (@ciara_nev100) January 30, 2021
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