World Road Championships Selections


Athletics Ireland has selected a team of 5 athletes to compete at the World Athletics Road Running Championships to be held in Riga, Latvia from 30 September to 1 October.

Shona Heaslip and Fionnuala Ross will compete in the Women's Half Marathon.  Shona comes into this event on the back of a life-time best performance  in Larne of 1:10:35  Two-time Olympian Kevin Seaward will lead the men's contingent in the half-marathon and will be joined by Peter Lynch and Hiko Haso Tonosa.  

Athletics Ireland has established the Selection Criteria consistent with its High Performance vision of “more athletes winning on the world stage”, while simultaneously acknowledging the role of the World Athletics Road Running Championships as a qualification opportunity for major championships including the 2024 European Championships and 2024 Olympic Games.


Athlete Name




Shona Heaslip

Women’s Half Marathon

An Riocht

Niamh O'Sullivan

Fionnuala Ross

Women’s Half Marathon

Armagh AC


Hiko Tonosa Haso

Men’s Half Marathon



Peter Lynch


Men’s Half Marathon

Kilkenny City Harriers

Taylor Gulley

Kevin Seaward

Men’s Half Marathon

St Malachy’s

Andy Hobdell


Selection Policy for this event is here.

This was posted at 17:00 on 6/09/2023.

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