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Watch: Phil Healy Sets New Irish 200m Record On Home Turf

Watch: Phil Healy Sets New Irish 200m Record On Home Turf

Phil Healy continued her remarkable 2018 by setting another Irish record on Monday night.

In her home county at the Cork City Sports (which was broadcast live on TG4) the Bandon AC athlete became the first ever Irish woman to dip below 23 seconds for 200m.

Healy ran 22.99, finishing third behind Canadian Crystal Emmanuel and American Joanna Atkins, as she broke Sarah Reilly's 17-year-old Irish record. It took a large chunk off her previous personal best of 23.17 set a month ago.

The 23-year-old now holds both the Irish 100m and 200m all-time bests.

Healy also ran the 100m yesterday evening. Incredibly, running 11.30, she was just 0.02 outside the national record which she set last month in Dublin.

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Marcus Lawler also moved up the ladder of in the men's all-time Irish list. The Carlow sprinter ran a PB of 20.40, finishing second behind Zambian Sydney Siame.

Lawler is now only behind Paul Hession's 20.30 Irish record set 11 years ago.

The 23-year-old is also the third fastest Irishman ever over 100m. He ran a lifetime best of 10.30 last summer.

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