Challenging night for Irish in Belgrade
It was a challenging evening for the Irish at the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade with Ciara Mageean (UCD) limping off the track in the women’s 1500m final and John Travers (Donore Harriers) 11th in the men’s 1500m final in 3:53.11.
Great Britain’s Laura Muir won the women’s 1500m in a championship record of 4:02.39 which also was a British record. Mageean dropped out with 400m to go and was limping heavily citing a sore Achilles.
Poland’s Marcin Lewandowski won the men’s 1500m in 3:44.82 to follow up on the gold in the 800m he won in Prague in 2015 where Mark English won silver. “Unfortunately I didn’t put in the performance I wanted to put in,” said Travers afterwards on his 11th place finish.