The 23 year-old sprinter set the new Irish record and then ran a 400m personal best afterwards.

Phil Healy broke the Irish women’s 100m record at a graded meeting in Santry’s Morton Stadium, Dublin on Wednesday evening (June 6).

The Bandon athlete, who was a 400m semi-finalist at the World Indoor Championships earlier this year in Birmingham, posted a time of 11.28, bettering the previous fastest time in Ireland by .12, which was jointly held by Ailis McSweeney and Amy Foster.

Healy has been edging ever closer to the record this year, and last month, ran wind assisted times of 11.24 (+2.5) and 11.16 (+3.0) at the Ton le Gaoithe Wind Sprints Meet in Waterford.

Shortly after setting the new 100m record Healy raced over one lap of the track and clocked a 400m personal best of 52.63.

Next up for the fastest women in Ireland is 200m and 400m races in Geneva this weekend.