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O’Mara to be inducted into Hall of Fame


O'Mara to be honoured with Hall of Fame

Two-time world indoor champion Frank O'Mara is to be honoured with the Hall of Fame award at the GloHealth National Athletics Awards on the 25th of November.

Born on the 17th of July in 1960 in Limerick, O'Mara ran his first 400m race at the age of 11 before making his name as a top class middle distance runner specialising in the 1500m, 3000m and 5,000m. He became World Indoor Champion over 3000m twice, in Indianapolis in 1987 and Seville in 1991 which you can see below. He also made the world outdoor 5,000m final in Rome in 1987. He was also part of the quarted that set the 4x1 mile world record in Dublin in 1985 alongside Marcus O'Sullivan, Eamonn Coghlan and Ray Flynn. 

He graduated from St Munchin's College in 1977 and went on to run collegiately for the University of Arkansas where he won the 1500m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 1983. O'Mara continued to work for three years as an assistant coach for the University of Arkansas Track and Cross Country teams when the program won their first NCAA Triple Crown. He was inducted into the Arkansas Hall of Fame in 2013.


O'Mara has been a star turn in everything he has put his mind to from business to athletics and is widely respected far and wide with the award befitting his contribution to the sport. 

For tickets to the event and celebrate his induction click HERE

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