Olympians and internationals arrive in Santry

Santry began welcoming the World`s best athletes as they began arriving in Dublin yesterday afternoon in advance of tomorrow`s Morton Pre Games. The athletes who have visited the stadium have given the tumbs up to the Morton Stadium and it`s Mondo track. The distance runners have also been very impressed with the facilities for running in Santry Demesne Park. The early arrivals included Canadian Olympians Melissa Bishop and Jessica Smith, USA Olympians Emma Coburn, Shalaya Kipp and their renouned coach Mark Wetmore, Matt Centrowitz, David Torrence (USA) who goes in the Morton Mile, Ben True (USA) who`ll be the man to beat in the Albie Thomas 3,000 and sprinter/long jumper Janae Gennette (USA).  Overall there will be over 60 overseas athletes from USA, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Oman, Egypt, Sweeden, the UK, Germany, Bahamas, Jamaica, Canada, Liberia, Vietnam, Czech Republic and Kenya making this the biggest and best international field assembled for a track and field meet in Dublin in decades. The International program gets underway at 7.15 with the pre programme from 4.30pm. Admission to the Morton Games is a mere €5.00 for individuals or €10. for the whole family. For updates on latest news, timetable and start lists see www.mortongames.ie