Phil Healy brakes 200m record from AJ's blog

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 10:56 PM

Phil Healy's enormous summer of recordbreaking has lasted by beating the longstanding Irish women's 200m album at her dwelling Cork City Sports -- also Marcus Lawler nearly did exactly the exact same from the men's identical.

Healy became the very first Irishwoman to dive under 2-3 minutes within the half-lap space by clocking 22.99 in completing third in CIT.

After establishing a brand new 100m album a month at the Morton Stadium, the Bandon AC athlete excited the Leeside audience by breaking up the 17-year-old 200m markers of 23.02 place by Sarah Reilly at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton.

Canada's Crystal Emmanuel defended her Cork crown winning at 22.75 minutes, together with Joanna Atkins of this U S A moment in 22.90.

"Absolutely remarkable!" Healy announced after her race, adding:"That is my next national album in a couple weeks.

"22.99 -- dipping under 2-3 minutes though there is a huge head wind over the bend. I am definitely thrilled to finally capture the moment!

"To change and see everybody else looking at home land, Cork gardening, is definitely magnificent.

"It is all attracting up us jumps and bounds, both the boys as well as girls. It's absolutely magnificent."

Healy had sooner come two-hundredths of moment off out of her monthold 100m album by minding to 11.30, completing behind Emmanuel in minute from the shorter run.

Marcus Lawler chose a whopping 0.31 minutes off his life best to jump from fifth to second on the one time Irish list from the men's 200.

The Carlow sprinter listed a remarkable period of 20.40 minutes -- just Paul Hession is more faster in Irish heritage, with a 20.30 place in Dublin twenty five years past at the National Championships.

Lawler's previous best this year has been 20.75, but analyzed Zambia's young potential Sidney Siame at Cork to night, that had a life best of 20.18 to ensure of success.

The St Laurence O'Toole athlete believed that his fresh landmark will happen :"It is quite a while becoming fair. I have been knocking on the door of this 20.5s.

"I conducted a 20.4 illegally a year ago, so finally I secured a valid 20.40, also I am delighted. It's brilliant.

Else where, '' American Sam Prekel successfully defended his men's mile crown winning at 3:58.59 in front of compatriot Drew Piazza.

Emile Erasmus establish a fresh Irish all-comers 100m list with a marker of 10.14, erasing the symbols of Linford Christie, Dennis Mitchell and Olapade Adeniken, who'd clocked 10.17 at the Mary Peters Stadium at the late eighties.

European U-18 silver-medalist Sophie O'Sullivan thrilled her watching young ones, former world champion Sonia O'Sullivan and high coach Nic Bideau, by holding away Stephanie Cotter of West Muskerry to gain at the junior women's 1500m at the onset of nighttime.

World winner walker Rob Heffernan, Olympic silver medallist John Treacy, genius fated fighter Spike O'Sullivan, former 100m world record holder Leroy Burrell, Fianna Fáil pioneer Micheál Martin along with Fine Gael's Jerry Buttimer were among the complete house audience.

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