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Darragh McElhinney Sets New National U23 5,000m Record

ByEmma Porter |

Darragh McElhinney (UCD AC) has broken the 44-year-old National U23 5,000m Record to 13:17.17 while competing at the IFAM Outdoor in Belgium finishing fifth in the overall race.

The Cork native takes the record from John Treacy who had the record set at 13:26.5 also while competing in Brussels in 1978 and joins the Irish All-Time list in seventh position.

The European Silver Medallist has had a strong opening outdoor season setting a new personal best in the 1500m, 3:39.79, in recent weeks while competing in Germany.

Link to Result & Livestream:  HERE

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