Victory for Alex Wright at Slovakian Indoors


The 17th annual Elán indoor meet was held today Sunday in the capital city of Slovakia, Bratislava and among the field were three Irish walkers.

In the men's Senior walk over 5000m Alex Wright (Leevale AC) from the fun set a blistering pace which none could match as he romped around the 25 laps of the 200 meters track in a time of 19.10.76,2nd was Eric Barrondo Guatemala 19.21.18 and third place went to Corbishley Cameron England 19.49.53. Tthere was an excellent performance from the U23 Irish walker David Kenny (Farranfore Maine Valley AC) when he clipped 40 seconds off his 5000m PB when he finished 7th in 21.13.58.

Earlier in the 3000m Ladies walk was (West Waterford AC) Kate Veale finished 4th in a time of 13.52.68 with victory going to Maria Czakova Slovakia 12.36.00 from Mirina Ortiz Guatemala 12.41.36 and 3rd was Hana Burzalovā Slovakia 13.44.92.


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