Darragh sets new national record

March 5th, 2019 1:00 PM

By Southern Star Team

Darragh McElhinney set a new Irish junior 5000m indoor record at the Connacht Indoor Championships in Athlone.

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BANTRY AC’s Darragh McElhinney smashed the Irish junior 5000m indoor record at the Connacht Indoor Championships in Athlone.

The 18-year-old Glengarriff runner took almost 24 seconds off the old record as he won in 14:13.68, well ahead of the old record that was set by Aaron Hanlon of Clonliffe Harriers in Boston in December 2014.

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