International stars set for Le Cheile International
International athletes to star at Le Cheile International
A host of international stars are set to feature alongside Ireland's leading athletes at the Le Cheile International tomorrow (July 15).
The meet will once again cater for all athletes across a full range of events, from 100m to 3000m on the track, and the Long Jump and Shot Put in the field.
World Student Champion, Angie Petty (NZ), leads the entries in the IMC Women's 800m. Petty has dipped below the magical 2-minute barrier (1.59.06) and is also the Le Chéile record holder over 1500m. She will face off against last year's 800m winner and track record holder, Katherine Camp Marshall, also from New Zealand.
In the short sprints, Le Cheile welcome World Medalist and European Champion, Harry Aikines Aryeetey (GB), for the FloElen Construction Men's 100m. Earlier this year, he flew to a wind-aided 9.90secs for the distance, and has a personal best of 10.08. He will line up against Sean McLean (US) who has a PB of 10.01sec, meaning we will see fireworks in the shortest event!
Another returning track record holder is Seb Rodger (GB) in the Leixlip and District Credit Union Men's 400m Hurdles. Rodger, a Rio Olympian, sped to 49.89secs at the 2015 Le Chéile International and will be looking to better this mark on Saturday 15th July. He will face stiff opposition from Nigeria's African Games Champion, Christian Morton, and New Zealand record holder Michael Cochrane.
The Athletics Ireland Men's 1500m promises to be a titanic tussle, with six athletes within three seconds of each other. Leading the entries is Robert Domanic (US), who boasts an impressive Mile PB of 3minutes 54 seconds and won the Morton mile impressively on Wednesday. European Championship Finalist from 2016, Tamara Salaski (SRB), leads the entries in the Women's 400m where she will face most of Ireland's top one-lappers, and Adam McMullen will line up as favourite in a strong Long Jump field, which also includes Adrian Rivera (MEX, 7.83m).
For the first time the meet will host Wheelchair Events, featuring Irish Olympian, Patrick Monaghan. The Irish Milers Club will once again ensure top quality organisation and efficiency on the day. nTrai are once again our streaming partners, and they will provide full coverage of all races, including interviews and analysis across the 3 hours of the programme, kicking off at 2pm.