The Morton Games are delighted to announce that Andy Vernon (GBR) will make his Morton Games debut on July 17th. Vernon’s career highlights include gold in the World University Games in China in 2011 over 5000 metres. He is also an athlete who has enjoyed considerable success on the country and has finished in the top 40 in the world cross country every year between 2008 and 2011 with a 3000 PB of 7.55.41, 5000 of 13.23.2 and 10,000 of 27.53.65.
Also confirmed Australian 5000 metre champion Cameron Page. Page was recently crowned the Australian 5000 metre champion after a thrilling race with Ben St. Lawrence in a Meet record, and a PB, of 13.29.45. Page has a 1500 PB of 3.38.27 set only a week or so back. His 5 year old 3000 pb of 8.05.47 will be smashed in the Morton Stadium as he will certainly challenge for the win in the 3000 called in honour of his fellow Aussie Albie Thomas.
With a number of top middle distance stars already confirmed for this particular race including Julian Matthews (NZD), Jean Pierre Weerts (BEL), Victor Corrales (ESP), Alastair Hay (GBR) and Vernon (GBR) with the Irish challenge coming from Rory Chesser (Ennis TC), Gary Thornton (GCH), Joe Sweeney (DSD) and Olympic Marathon man Mark Kenneally (Clonliffe) this race could well be the race of the night.
Other big name athletes are expected to be added to this world class field over the course of the next week. Keep an eye on www.mortongames.ie for updates. Tickets also available on line.