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HomeAthleticsPhoebe Gill: English athlete, 17, clocks beautiful 1:57.86 800m in Belfast

Phoebe Gill: English athlete, 17, clocks beautiful 1:57.86 800m in Belfast


Nick Griggs’ hopes of attaining the European Championship 1500m commonplace of three:36.00 had been dashed as he might solely end third in a sluggish and tactical affair received by Corkman Darragh McElhinney in 3:42.48.

Hope of a quick time rapidly evaporated because the contenders opted to not comply with the pacemaker and as Griggs obtained boxed halfway by the closing lap, his fellow Irishman McElhinney was capable of make his decisive break.

Griggs did produce a robust closing 80 metres to get nearer to the leaders however it was too late as McElhinney held off Dutchman Job Ijtsma (3:42.69) with the Tyrone man an extra 0.05 seconds adrift.

“It was a extremely messy race however we have no-one in charge however ourselves,” mentioned the Tyrone expertise.

“I might say there have been just a few tactical errors however you reside and be taught,” mentioned the 19-year-old, who will proceed to chase the European 1500m commonplace within the coming weeks.

Becker’s 4x400m girls’s relay team-mate within the Bahamas Phil Healy moved down in distance to win the ladies’s 200m in 23.44 seconds – 0.45 outdoors her private finest set in 2018.

One other of Eire’s World Relays heroes, Galway man Cillin Greene overcame his jet lag to bravely maintain off coaching companion Jack Raftery within the males’s 400m in 46.37 seconds.

Glengormley man Callum Morgan, who trains with Griggs and Shanahan in coach Mark Kirk’s Belfast-based group, produced a brand new 3,000m private finest of seven:59.37 as outsprinted British steeplechase champion William Battershill

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