New National 800m Record for Mark English
2019 European Indoor Bronze Medallist Mark English (Finn Valley A.C.) has broken his own National 800m Indoor Record of 1:46.82 in a stunning finish with Cian McPhillips (Longford A.C.) at the Irish Life Health Elite Micro Meet at the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena this afternoon.
The Letterkenny man crossed the line in a record breaking 1:46:10, with McPhillips clocking 1:46.13 to claim an over 6 second PB, as well as the Under-20 and Under-23 800m Indoor records in the process.
The time also ranks McPhillips 2nd on the European U20 All-Time Indoor standings.
Both men were well inside the European Indoor Championships standard of 1:48:25 along with John Fitzsimons (Kildare A.C.) who finished third in 1:47:80.
The European Indoor Championships are scheduled to take place on the 5th, 6th, and 7th of March in Torun, Poland.
Full Result: http://live.athleticsireland.ie/menu.html
Race Replay: https://fb.watch/3MZqXeJ9cw/
Full review of Day 1 of the Irish Life Health Elite Micro Meet to follow