11th for Tobin in European Indoor Final
Sean Tobin lined up against Europe’s elite in the final of the 3000m in Torun this afternoon and secured a 11th place finish with a gritty performance which saw him clock 7.58.11.
The Clonmel AC athlete had secured his place in the final on the back of a personal best performance of 7.47.71 in yesterday’s heats which ranks as the 6th fastest ever indoor 3000m by an Irishman.
The final saw Norwegian star Jakob Ingebrigtsen (NOR) wind up the race the front and the injection of pace saw Tobin become detached from the leading pack. Tobin battled on to just finish outside the top 10 in what has been a tough two days of racing.
The medals went the way of Jakob Ingebrigtsen (NOR), Isaac Kimeli (BEL), and Adel Mechaal(ESP).
Full 3000m final result: https://results.european-athletics.com/irs/en/results/athletics/result-3000m-men-fnl-000100-.htm
Sunday March 7th morning/afternoon report: https://www.athleticsireland.ie/news/neville-and-lavin-of-emerald-ac-bow-out-at-european-semi-final-stage