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Sarah Healy Sets New 1500m Personal Best With Super Win In Sweden

Sarah Healy Sets New 1500m Personal Best With Super Win In Sweden

Sarah Healy set a new 1500m personal best on her way to victory in Gothenburg on Wednesday.

The 20-year-old ran 4:07.78 as she finished ahead of Revee Walcott-Nolan of England and Ethiopian Axumawit Alem Embaye.

Healy, who sat in the top three for the first 1200m, took control of the race on the back straight of the final lap. Once she had made her move, the Dublin athlete was not going to be caught.

The run took 1.47 seconds off her previous personal best, which was set three years, and moves her from tenth up to seventh on the all-time Irish list.

It continues a steady progression this season. In two races last month, Healy ran 4:11.98 and 4:09.92. She also moves closer to the automatic Olympic qualifying standard of 4:04.20.

Shortly before, Healy's win, there was another for Ireland as Thomas Barr comfortably won the 400m hurdles in a season's best 49.02.

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