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Ciara Mageean Joined by Top Athletes for the Belfast International Womens 800m Event

14 June 2018

Ciara Mageean Joined by Top Athletes for the Belfast International Womens 800m Event

Athletics NI is delighted to release the start list of one of the showcase events at the Belfast International on 26th June, the women's 800m featuring Gold Coast Athletics Captain Ciara Mageean.

The 2016 European Championship 1500m bronze medallist, now based in Manchester, is building her season towards the 2018 Championships this August and hopes a fast paced 800m will be good preparation for her Berlin ambitions.

However, the Steve Vernon coached athlete won't have it all her own way as she will be joined by a number of the top middle distance talent for the two lap race at the Mary Peters Track. Polish athlete Paulina Mikiewicz-Łapińska (PB 2:02.36) and Mageean's training partner Anna Silvander (PB 2:02.53) from Sweden will be the most likely to push the NI record holder for the win and £300 first prize.

There is also a host of fast-improving Irish athletes who will be pushing for the podium places including Claire Mooney (PB 2:03.56), Alana Lally (PB 2:04.79) and star of the recent Irish Schools Championships; breaking Mageean's own 1500m record; Sarah Healy (PB 2:06.30).

Athletics NI Athlete Development Lead Tom Reynolds commented  "This is one of the highest standard fields we have ever seen at the Belfast International. I look forward to the middle distance events adding to what has been a very strong International Meeting for sprints and field events over the past number of years.”

The full start list for the international Women's 800m can be seen below:

 

Athlete

Country

PB

SB

Ciara Mageean

NIR

02:00.79

02:03.30

Paulina Mikiewicz-Łapińska

POL

02:02.36

02:07.02

Anna Silvander

SWE

02:02.53

02:05.81

Roisin Flanaghan

NIR

02:09.37

02:09.37

Rachel Gibson

NIR

02:09.37

02:11.35

Kelly Neely

NIR

02:03.3

02:09.86

Claire Mooney

IRL

02:03.56

02:03.56

Alana Lally

IRL

02:04.79

02:04.79

Ellie Hartnett

IRL

02:08.6

 

Nadia Power

IRL

02:08.7

02:09.80

Sarah Healy

IRL

02:06.30

02:06.30