James Nolan Runs Season's Best at Lausanne Super Grand Prix

7 July 2004

Fresh off his two recent domestic sub-four minute mile outings in Tullamore and Santry, Athens-bound James Nolan ran a season's best time of 3:38.75 in the 1500m at Tuesday night's Super Grand Prix in Lausanne, finishing 13th overall.

Running conservatively in a fast race which ended up being won by Hicham El Guerrouj in 3:32, Nolan seemed to have plenty left at the finish and can be well pleased with this early July excursion as he enters a further training phase in advance of the Olympic Games. The performance moves him ahead of Gareth Turnbull - who ran 3:39.84 in Zagreb a week ago - to the top of the Irish 1500m rankings for 2004.

At the same meeting, Peter Coghlan ran a season's best of 13.63 to finish 3rd in the B race of the 110m hurdles.

In Namur, Belgium on Friday David Gillick ran a new personal best of 46.57 for the 400m, winning the B race comfortably. Rob Daly finished 4th in the A race with a time of 46.46. Kelly McNeice-Reid and Aoife Byrne finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in the women's 800m at the same meet with times of 2:04.75 and 2:05.42.


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