Cragg sets Irish half marathon record

Mar 20, 2011 [Noel Guiden] Alistair Cragg set a new Irish Half Marathon record in New York City today. A superb 1:00.49 in finishing 6th behind Mo Farah (GB) 1:00.23. This was an excellent run by Cragg taking a little over a minute off his PB and in the process bettering Martin Fagan`s Irish record by 8 seconds to add the half marathon record to his Irish 10,000m record. Next up for Cragg is his marathon debut in the Boston Marathon on April 18th when he goes for Olympic qualification and on this form things are looking good as he aims for his third Olympic Games. To view NYC Half Marathon go to