The 26 year-old improves her record by nearly two seconds at AIT Grand Prix.
Ciara Mageean set a new Irish 1500m Indoor record of 4:06:76 to take the win at the AIT Grand Prix on Wednesday night (February 13).
The 26 year-old improved on her previous best and record of 4:08:66 – set in 2016 – by nearly two seconds.
Mageean switched a gear with 100m to go to move past Claudia Bobocea of Romania who finished in 4:07.05, with Mageean’s training partner Anna Silvander of Sweden third in 4:13.80.
— Spórt TG4 (@SportTG4) February 13, 2019
The Olympian will race in the Irish Life Health National Indoor Championships this weekend before lining up at the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow in March.
This was also a significantly quicker time that she ran at the IAAF World Indoor Tour, in Madrid on Friday (8th March) when she placed second in a top class field in the 1500m with a time of 4:10.12.
A night to remember!
Ciara Mageean tonight set a new indoor Irish record in the TG4 Women's 1500m of 4:06.78sec during the AIT International Grand Prix 2019 at the Athlone Institute of Technology.
— Sportsfile (@sportsfile) February 13, 2019
This is Mageean’s second Irish record of the indoor season. On Saturday, January 26, she set a new Irish indoor mile record of 4:28.31 at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston.
This improved on Mageean’s previous record of 4:28.40 which she set three years ago.
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