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Healy bows out with brave run in Birmingham


Healy bows out with brave run in Birmingham

Phil Healy (Bandon) bowed out of the IAAF World Indoor Championships with a brave run from lane 1 to finish third in her semi-final in 53.26 in Birmingham this evening (March 2nd).

It was a great effort by Healy who qualified in the morning as a fastest qualifier with a 52.75 clocking after blazing through the first 200m in 24.02.

“I said I was going to go out there and die fighting and I’m proud of my performances at these championships,” said Healy afterwards who finished an excellent 12th overall.

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Ciara Mageean (UCD) was the other Irish athlete in evening action on day 2 in the Arena Birmingham and she was disappointed, but not despondent, with her 7th place finish in heat 3 of the 1500m in 4:11.81.

“I’m disappointed but I know I’m running better than that,” said Mageean afterwards.

Ben Reynolds (North Down) is the final Irish competitor in action tomorrow evening (March 3rd) in the men's 60m hurdles heats at 6:37pm.  

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