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Nadia Power Sets New Irish U23 800m Record In Italy

Nadia Power Sets New Irish U23 800m Record In Italy

Nadia Power set a new Irish U23 800m record in Rovereto, Italy on Tuesday night running 2:01.01 as she finished third in a top class international field.

The 22-year-old Power, a bronze medallist over the distance at the 2019 European U23 Championships, broke her previous personal best of 2:02.39.

Aoife Byrne's Irish record of 2:01.89 had stood since 2001. The time also moves Power to sixth on the Irish all-time list.

The Dubliner finished behind winner Hedda Hynne of Norway and second-placed Lora Hoffmann of Switzerland.

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Also on Tuesday, Ciara Mageean put in a good performance at the Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava finishing fifth in a world class 800m field.

Mageean’s time of 2:01.40 was her third fastest ever over the distance having set an Irish record of 1:59.69 in Bern in July.

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The race was won by Great Britain’s Laura Muir won in 1:58.84 with Sofia Ennaoui of Poland second in 2:00.82 and Habitam Alemu of Ethiopia third in 2:01.06

In the 1500m race in Ostrava, Sarah Healy finished 12th in the 1500m, running 4:17.60.

Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

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