Ciara Mageean has become the first Irish woman to break the two-minute mark in the 800m event while breaking both the Irish and Northern Irish records in Bern, Switzerland.
In a recent press statement before the event Ciara stated “It’s my first competition in five months and I can’t wait. I think this is the fittest I’ve ever been.”
“The past few months have made me hungry again for the thrill of racing. In the past I often got so nervous and put so much pressure on myself that I didn’t enjoy racing very much. I’d step on the line with fear, worried how it might go.
But now I have a different mindset: I’m excited to see what I can do.”
24 July 2020 Source : Athletics NI