Hopes are high that defending Morton Mile champion Will Leer (USA) will be back in Santry toeing the line for the 2013 Morton Mile as he bids to become a three time Morton Mile winner. This week Will Leer gave the Morton Mile the thumbs up declaring “I certainly hope to be there! Morton is one of my favourite races and I wouldn’t miss it”.
The popular Morton Miler won the 2010 Morton Mile in a time of 3.56.81 ahead of Jack Bolas (USA) and Russell Browne (USA). At last years tremendously exciting Morton Mile Leer was again the winner in that never to be forgotten blanket finish in a time of 3.56.39 winning by 100th of a second from David Torrence (USA) and Ryan Gregson (AUS). Leer has been in tremendous form on the indoor circuit in the United States and on the first weekend of this month completed a US indoor middle distance championship double in winning both the Mile and 3000m.
The Morton Games will take place in the Morton Stadium Santry on the 17th of July with a full programme of international athletic events, feature events this year will include the Men’s 400m, the Albie Thomas 3000m, the SSC Women’s International Mile and the most famous race in Irish athletics – the Morton Mile. Tickets for the event will go on sale soon. Keep an eye on www.mortongames.ie for updates.