City of Lisburn’s Ciara Mageean posted a season best time to win the first Commonwealth Games medal of her career as she raced to a silver in the women’s 1500m Final in Birmingham this evening (Aug 7th).

Mageean ran a superb race, positioning herself at the front of the pack from the gun before upping her pace to go with the break from Scotland’s Laura Muir at the bell. The two athletes opened a sizeable gap on the field but Mageean would ultimately have to settle for second place behind Muir Britain’s 1500m record holder.

Muir crossed the finish line in a time of 4:02.75, with strong looking Mageean crossing in 4:04.14.

Australia’s Abbey Caldwell claimed bronze in a time of 4:04.79.

Tonight’s superb silver medal adds the bronze medals Mageean won at the 2016 European Championships and 2019 European Indoor Championships.

Mageean’s attention will now turn to the European Athletics Championships in Munich which take place from August 15-21.

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