Athletics Ireland has completed the first round of selections for the 2023 World Athletics Championships which focused on the Marathon and 35km Race Walk events.
Brendan Boyce has been selected to compete in the 35km Race Walk, having achieved a B standard on two occasions during the qualification period, at the National 35km Championships in Raheny in December 2021, and again when finishing 25th at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, and being ranked inside quota on the individual athlete ranking process.
Fionnuala McCormack is not targeting the marathon in Budapest, having achieved an A standard when clocking 2:23:58 in Valencia in December 2021. Kevin Seaward has achieved a B standard for this championship with a 2:11:54 clocking in Manchester in April of last year but does currently sit outside a ranking spot. Kevin will forego the 2022 World Championships to focus on Paris Olympics qualification.
|Brendan Boyce||Rob Heffernan||Finn Valley AC||35km Walk|
Selection Policy for this Championships can be found here.
The 2023 World Athletics Championships take place in Budapest from Sat, Aug 19, 2023 – Sun, Aug 27, 2023.