Exciting night of athletics draws near


Exciting night of athletics draws near

Ireland’s hottest athletics talent will be on show against some of the world’s best athletes on Saturday, July 2nd at the Letterkenny AC Sub 4 Minute Mile Challenge Event.

The event will feature international athletes from countries such as USA, South Africa, Germany, New Zealand, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, England, Scotland and Wales.

The first event starts at 7pm at the Danny McDaid Track, Aura Leisure Centre with the grande finale, the Mens Mile, taking to the track at 8:45pm.

The Mile is set to feature a number of sub 4 minute milers, along with a host of other athletes who will be aiming to break the magical four minute barrier for the first time.

Leading entries in the mile so far include Eric Speakman of New Zealand, the American trio of Jake Hurysz, Reid Buchanan and William Kincaid, Germany’s Clemens Bleistein as well as England’s Matt Clowes, Dan Studley and Mike Wilsmore.

Spectators will barely get a chance to catch their breath as the action doesn’t stop there with many quality events planned on the night.

Olympic qualification will be high on the agenda in the womens 800m with a host of athletes chasing the time of 2:01.5.


Similarly in the womens 3000m steeplechase, a number of athletes will be looking to secure Olympic qualification and emulate last year’s memorable night in Letterkenny, where four athletes achieved Olympic qualification.

There are a host events planned on the night and in the men's sprints, Lebakeng Sesele of South Africa will be returning to defend his title in Letterkenny.

With many more names to be added in the coming weeks, and with such a high calibre of up to 100 athletes competing from all over the World, the July 2nd event is a great opportunity to come and see world class athletics in the North-West.

Admission is free and Letterkenny Athletic Club is welcoming everyone to come out and see a night of non-stop athletics action.