Sarah Healy ran the best 1500m race of her life at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday.
The Dubliner, who turned 21 last week, ran 4:06.94 as she finished second behind Ethiopia's Dawit Seyaum in a top class field.
Healy's time is a new Irish U23 record, and took nearly four seconds off her previous indoor personal best which she ran earlier this month in France. It is also faster than her fastest outdoor time of 4:07.12.
Sarah Healy finishes second in Birmingham 1500m
Sarah Healy's super 4:06.94 1500m run in Birmingham on Saturday.
� Took four seconds off her indoor PB
� Faster than her outdoor PB
� New Irish U23 record
� Second fastest time ever indoors by an Irish woman
� Second in a top class field pic.twitter.com/jtZvfHTon6
— PJ Browne (@P_J_Browne) February 20, 2022
The performance makes her the second fastest Irish woman ever indoors for 1500m, just 0.52 behind Ciara Mageean's national record which was set two years ago in Boston.
Healy made her move on the penultimate lap, moving from fifth to second, where she stayed as Seyaum won in 4:04.35.
🚨1500M U23 NATIONAL RECORD 🚨
At the World Indoor Tour Sarah Healy has come second in the 1,500m in 4:06.94, a NEW National U23 Record, 4 seconds off her own record set last week after turning 21.
This is the second fastest ever by an Irish Woman, after Ciara Mageean. pic.twitter.com/SJ1BFSrrO7
— Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) February 19, 2022