New 1500m National Records For Coscoran and Griggs in Nice

ByEmma Porter |

Irish athletics continues to see stunning form from its top athletes with both Andrew Coscoran and Nick Griggs breaking the Irish senior and U20 national records respectively in the 1500m at the World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze Meet in Nice (June 17th).

Coscoran crossed in 3:32.68NR to take yet another win on the Continental Tour, breaking his 3:33.49 record from indoors in Birmingham earlier this year. The time betters Ray Flynn’s longstanding outdoor time of 3:33.5 set in Oslo back in 1982.

The Irish 1500m record holder raced superbly to take the win, settling in behind New Zealand’s Samuel Tanner from the bell, before unleashing a race-winning-kick down the home straight which would see him battle bravely to hold off the fast-finishing Niels Laros of the Netherlands who clocked 3:32.89=NR.

Nick Griggs finished in 9th place on his way obliterating the Irish U20 outdoor record held by Cian McPhillips with 3:36.09PB to move to 13th on the Irish all-time list.

Full Result: HERE

*Record subject to ratification

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