David Leavy bursts onto Para Athletics middle-distance scene after victory in Italy!

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David Leavy impresses in Italy:

Rio Paralympic footballer David Leavy (City of Lisburn AC / Ian Neely) has confirmed his successful transition to Para Athletics by winning the 1500m classification race in Rieti last weekend.

The T38 athlete, who has trained well over the winter alongside well-known local athletes Craig Newell and Kelly Neely, led from gun to tape posting 4:25.35 for 1st place, some 12 seconds better than his 2017 best.

This time is a qualifier for August’s European Para Championships in Berlin and ranks David in the top 6 in Europe.

Note:  Article used on Athletics NI website.