Sarah Healy continued a remarkable 2018 season by breaking more Irish records in Belfast on Tuesday evening.
At the Belfast International, the 17-year-old finished second in the 800m behind Claire Mooney. Ciara Mageean - the 2016 European 1500m bronze medalist - finished fourth.
Healy's run of 2:02.76 broke two records held by Mageean: the Irish U18 and U20 800m records of 2:03.07.
The Blackrock AC runner now enters an elite club of Irish athletes.
Only 4 women in Irish athletic history have broken both 4:10 for 1500 metres & 2:03 for the 800. Sonia O’Sullivan, Ciara Mageean, Mary Purcell & now 17 year old Sarah Healy - 2:2:76 tonight in Belfast. She’s now ranked No 1 in Europe (Under 18 )at 800 and 1500 (by 10 seconds).
— Greg Allen (@gregallenRTE) June 26, 2018
It came ten days after Healy became the second fastest European U18 ever over 1500m. She ran 4:09.25 in Germany earlier this month, placing her just behind Romania's Ana Padurean who ran 4:06.02 in 1986. That run was also a qualifying mark for the European Athletics Championships in Berlin later this summer.
It all bodes well for the European U18 Championships which take place in Hungary between July 5 - 8. Healy will compete in the 1500m.
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