Sarah Healy has set a new Irish 3,000m indoor record with an 8:36.06 performance at the World Indoor Tour Meet in Metz, France this afternoon (Feb 3rd).
Healy crossed in second place behind Hirut Meshesha of Ethiopia who set a world leading time of 8:28:46 to take the win.
Healy’s performance betters Mary Cullen’s 2009 national record (8:43.74) by an astonishing seven seconds. The time also moves Healy up to second on the overall Irish all-time 3,000m list behind Sonia O’Sullivan’s 8:21:64.
Today’s result secured the 3,000m qualification standard for the upcoming World Indoor Championships in Glasgow (March 1 – 3), with Healy already having secured qualification in the 1500m.
Full results can be found HERE.