Darragh McElhinney sets National U23 5,000m Record


Darragh McElhinney (UCD AC) has broken the 44 year old National U23 5,000m Record to 13:17.17 while competing at the IFAM Outdoor in Belgium coming fifth in the overall race. 

The Cork native takes the record from John Treacy who had the record set at 13:26.5 also while competing in Brussels, Belgium in 1978 and joins the Irish All Time list in seventh position. 

The European Silver Medallist has had a strong opening outdoor season setting a new personal best in the 1500m, 3:39.79, in recent weeks while competing in Germany. 

Link to Result: HERE

Link to Live Stream: HERE

Race Results: 

1. Habtom Samuel (ERI)

2. Hicham Akankam (MOR)

3. Rogers Kibet (UG) 

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