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Greta 4th at World Para Games

Clonliffe`s Greta Streimikyte tonight finished in 4th place in the T13 1500 at the world Paralympic Games in London. Greta ran a season`s best of 4.47.54.

Sergiu gets World Half Marathon call up

Sergiu Ciobanu will win his 2nd Irish cap on March 26th in Cardiff at the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships. The Irish team was announced yesterday and in addition to the Clonliffe man includes Paul Pollock, Kevin Seaward, Sean Hehir and Tom Frazer.

Gary places 11th in World 50k C`ship plus Jingle Bells

Gary O’Hanlon finished in a most credible 11th place in the IAU 50k World Championships in the heat of Doha today. Gary recorded a time of 3.07.50. His average time for each 5k lap was 18.47 with a fastest lap of 17.23.

Also on the 5th and closer to home in a pretty dreadful conditions Brian Flanagan was 13th (15.41) in the Jingle Bells 5k in the Phoenix Park with Tom Sherlock 26th (16.29).

Gary O`Hanlon for Doha World 50k

Athletics Ireland have announced that Gary O`Hanlon will represent Ireland in Doha on December 4th at the World 50k Championships. Gary competed in the event last year where he finished an excellent 5th. The gruelling event consists of 10 x 5k laps!

Sarah McCormack 9th In World Mountains

The World Mountain Running Championships took place today in Betws-y-Coed, Wales Clonliffe`s 2014 National Cross Country Champion Sarah McCormack was a fine 9th place finisher.

Gregan & Co. set National Record in Beijing

Brian Gregan got the Irish 4 x 400 team off to a great start in the Bird`s nest Stadium in Beijing this morning passing onto Brian Murphy (Crusaders), in turn to ace hurdler Thomas Barr (Ferrybank) and Mark English (UCD) the team finished 7th in their semi (13th overall) and set a National Record of 3.01.26. Post race the Clonliffe man said: “I had to run my own race out there, and not panic when the guy (Jamaican) came beside me. The first leg is always difficult to measure.” It was a classy performance by the team, mention also of squad man Timmy Crowe, congratulations to all concerned.

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Clonliffe 400 pairing selected for World Championships

Clonliffe’s national 400 champion Brian Gregan and Timmy Crowe have both been selected by Athletics Ireland on the 4 X 400 squad for the Beijing World Championship on August 22nd to 30th.

Gary The Remarkable finishes 5th in World Ultra 50k

Four days post Dublin Marathon Gary O`Hanlon finished in an unbelievable 5th position in the World Ultra 50k in Doha today. Read that again….4 days….5th….50k….Doha, add in 40 degrees!! Remarkable is the word that springs to mind. Gary recorded a time of 3.14.15. On his Facebook page Gary commented: “5th in the world Ultra championships 50k in Doha in 3:14..15 mins outside my irish record in Donadea…After suffering with severe hamstring cramping from mile 16 and 40 mins in A@E on a drip after the Dublin marathon coming to Doha and rac…ing the 50k world championships just 4 days later was quite a risk..The pain I suffered out there today I hope to never experience again as long as I live.From mile one it was like mile 20 in the Dublin marathon.”

Betting has been suspended on Gary finding a road race or two on the way home!

Clonliffe athletes lead Irish home at World Mountains

The 30th World Mountain Championships were held in Casette di Massa, Tuscany, Italy today. Clonliffe`s Sara McCormack lead the Irish women`s team home with an impressive 15th place finish in 51.13 for the 8.4KM distance. In the men`s 11.7 KM race a Clonliffe athlete was again the top Irish finisher as Brian MacMahon was 55th (63.07). Clonliffe`s third representative was James Kevan who was 73rd in 64.52.

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Sergiu finishes 48th in World C`ship Marathon

Clonliffe`s Sergiu Ciobanu, competing for his native Moldova, has in the last few minutes completed the World Marathon Championship in finishing in 48th place. Sergiu clearly suffered in the Moscow heat, particularly over the second half of the race and finished well off his marathon best in a time of 2.34.17.

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