Magic Mageean makes world final


Magic Mageean makes world final

Ciara Mageean (City of Lisburn) became only the second Irish woman to make a world 1500m final with a fine fifth place finish in 4:15.49 in Doha this evening.

Mageean went in the first 1500m semi-final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships and ran with controlled aggression at the top of the field in a tactical race.

It was clear she was going to have finish in the five automatic qualifying spots after a slow first 800m and she delivered on the grandest stage by holding on strongly to the final spot.

“I’m going to battle to the line, every bloody position,” said a delighted and Mageean afterwards. “I’m going to give it everything,” she said having become the first Irish woman since Sonia O’Sullivan in 1997 to make an outdoor 1500m world final.

The full interview is on social media channels





IAAF World Athletics Championships, Doha


1500m semi-final 1

5. Ciara Mageaan (City of Lisburn) 4:15.49

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