Breege Connolly betters Athletics Ireland Euro Championships marathon standard in Spain!


Valencia Marathon 2017:

Northern Ireland and Ireland international, Breege Connolly (City of Derry AC), has bettered the Athletics Ireland European Championships marathon standard with a 2:37:26 finish at Valencia Marathon today (Sunday 19th November 2017).‬

This was the Olympian’s second quickest ever time over the classic 26.2 mile distance, with her current personal best of 2:37:24 (London 2015) being a mere two seconds quicker.  It was also enough to see the Spartan athlete take 13th place in the ladies race and 1st place in her age category.

This now means that 3 NI ladies have went under the required 2:38:00 standard, with Laura Graham and Gladys Ganiel O’Neill running 2:37:05 and 2:37:55 respectively in Berlin.

Full results for the event are available HERE.