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Ireland's Sarah Healy Wins 2nd Gold With Record-Breaking 1500 M Run

Ireland's Sarah Healy Wins 2nd Gold With Record-Breaking 1500 M Run

In what would already have gone down as an unforgettable European Athletics U18 Championships for Ireland's athletes, Sarah Healy has crowned it off with another gold medal in this evening's 1500 m final. The outstanding favourite going into the race, Healy set a championship-record for good measure.

Healy's second gold of the championships, it takes Ireland's tally to four overall - Rhasidat Adeleke and Sophie O'Sullivan claiming gold and silver medals in the 200 m and 800 m respectively.

After demonstrating an incredible prowess in winning the 3000 m on Friday evening, Healy looked equally comfortable over the shorter distance. Undertaking a serious task in running both races, the Blackrock Athletics Club runner is certainly one to look out for on the senior circuit in years to come.

European Athletics U18 Championships - 1500 m

You can watch Healy pull away during the final lap of the 1500 m final below.

You can watch a complete look at Sarah Healy in action below.

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You can watch a delighted Sarah Healy talk in her post-race interview below.

Capping off an incredible championships for Ireland's young athletes, the World U20 Championships in one week's time will bring some of these athletes to the fore again.

Taking place in Finland from the 10th to the 15th of July, Adeleke and the highly-rated Patience Jumbo-Gula will be running for Ireland in the 4 x 100 m event. Gina Akpe-Moses, who enjoyed sprinting success in the U18 event two years ago in Tiblisi, will also be competing in Finland.

Another Irish athlete to look out for at those championships is Cork's Darragh McIlhinney. Claiming gold in the 1500 m at the Irish Life Health Junior and U23 Track and Field Championships in Tullamore last weekend, the 17-year-old will be competing in the 5000 m in Finland.

A full list of the Irish athletes competing is available here.

See Also: Ireland's Rhasidat Adeleke Wins 200 M Gold At European Championships

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