Seaward secures Tokyo qualifying time


Kevin Seaward has secured the qualifying time for the marathon at the Tokyo Games this summer after clocking a lifetime best of 2:10.10 at the Seville Marathon.

Seaward also moved himself to number two on the Irish all-time marathon list, second only to John Treacy’s Irish record of 2:09.15 set 33 years ago in Boston. More importantly, he finished well inside the 2:11.30 automatic qualifying time for Tokyo – after already running the classic distance at the Rio Games in 2016.

Elsewhere, Michelle Finn moved one step closer to qualifying for another Olympics in the 3,000m steeplechase, running a personal best of 9:38.04 to win the Sydney Track Classic, improving on her previous best of 9:41.23.

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