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Mageean takes 3rd to secure a place in the 1500m Final at the Europeans

08 July 2016

Mageean takes 3rd to secure a place in the 1500m Final at the Europeans

Photography by Keith McClure

Multi NI middle distance record holder Ciara Mageean produced a master display of tactical running to qualify with ease for the European Athletics 1,500 metres final this weekend in Amsterdam. She finished a comfortable 3rd in her heat in a time of 4 mins 13.61 secs behind defending European champion Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands. 24 year old  Mageean covered the last 400 metres in an impressive 61 secs.

The highly satisfied Portaferry woman commented;
"That was a bumpy race but thankfully I stayed out of trouble. I knew I was comfortable enough so I went with the pace. There are some big names not here so there is no point in coming if you are not up for it. It's been a long road for me since my last big Championships 5 years ago. "

 

Ciara's final will take place on Sunday 10th 4.45pm. 

 

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