World Road Championships Selections

ByEmma Porter |

Athletics Ireland has selected a team of 5 athletes to compete at the World Athletics Road Running Championships to be held in Riga, Latvia from 30 September to 1 October.

Shona Heaslip and Fionnuala Ross will compete in the Women’s Half Marathon.  Shona comes into this event on the back of a life-time best performance  in Larne of 1:10:35  Two-time Olympian Kevin Seaward will lead the men’s contingent in the half-marathon and will be joined by Peter Lynch and Hiko Haso Tonosa.

Athletics Ireland has established the Selection Criteria consistent with its High Performance vision of “more athletes winning on the world stage”, while simultaneously acknowledging the role of the World Athletics Road Running Championships as a qualification opportunity for major championships including the 2024 European Championships and 2024 Olympic Games.


Athlete Name Event Club Coach
Shona Heaslip Women’s Half Marathon An Riocht Niamh O’Sullivan
Fionnuala Ross Women’s Half Marathon Armagh AC Self
Hiko Tonosa Haso Men’s Half Marathon DSD AC Self
Peter Lynch  

Men’s Half Marathon

Kilkenny City Harriers Taylor Gulley
Kevin Seaward Men’s Half Marathon St Malachy’s Andy Hobdell


Selection Policy for this event is here.

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