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Local Athletes Selected for Upcoming Major Event

26 July 2017

Local Athletes Selected for Upcoming Major Event

A number of local athletes have been selected to represent Ireland at the IAAF World Championships in London and the World University Games in Taiwan.

 Four NI & Ulster athletes will travel to the IAAF World Championships in London (4th – 13th August 2017).  Ciara Mageean (UCD AC / Jerry Kiernan) will compete over 1500m, while Paul Pollock (Annadale Striders / Andrew Hobdell) will line up in the Marathon.  Letterkenny men Mark English (UCD AC / Steve Magness) and Brendan Boyce (Letterkenny AC) will toe the line in the 800m and 50k Race Walk respectively.

 Meanwhile, two familiar faces will travel to Taipei in Taiwan for the World University Games (19th – 30th August 2017).  QUB AC’s Emma Mitchell (Eamonn Christie) will race over both 5,000m and 10,000m, while Mark English (UCD AC / Steve Magness) will be in action in his favourite 800m event.

Source NiRunning