PBs for Fitzsimons and McCann at Golden Spike meet


5 Irish athletes were in action at the Golden Spike meet in Ostrava on Wednesday May 19th.

In the 3000m, Seán Tobin impressed as his season's best time of 7:49.37 saw him finish fourth.

Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei won in a world leading time of 7:33.24 ahead of USA's Paul Chelimo and Ugandan Oscar Chelimo, who was 6.37 seconds clear of Tobin.

Kildare's John Fitzsimons finished strongly in the men's 800m final, setting a personal best of 1:46.62 on his season opener. He joins his training partner Cian McPhillips in the Irish all-time top 10 over 800m.

Donegal's Mark English made an impressive start and was up to second at the halfway stage of the race, slipping back to 11th for season's best time of 1:47.85.

Nadia Power claimed sixth place in the Women's 800m. The 23-year-old Dublin City Harriers AC athlete ran a time of 2:02.72, 1.62 seconds off the top three which was made up of winner Keely Hodgkinson of Great Britain, Ethiopia's Diribe Welteji and Lovisa Lindh of Sweden.

Luke McCann set a personal best time as he finished 10th in the men's 1500m. UCD AC athlete McCann finished in a time of 3:37.77 in a race won by Marcin Lewandowski of Poland who ran a season's best time of 3:35.57.

Full result: https://www.worldathletics.org/results/world-continental-tour-gold/2021/60th-ostrava-golden-spike-7147588

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