Local stars secure medals at Donegal XC Championships!

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Karol Duggan and Nakita Burke crowned Donegal XC Champions:

Kenyan star Gideon Kimosop (Derry Track Club) was a runaway winner in the men’s 10k race and Nikita Burke (Letterkenny AC) edged a close ladies 5k race as athletes contested the Donegal XC Championships this weekend (Sunday 4th November 2018).

Gideon Kimosop broke the tape in 31:23, but it was 2nd place finisher Karol Duggan who picked up the gold medal after following in 33:04 (2nd place).  Finn Valley AC’s Gerard Gallagher (33:15) ran well to finish in 3rd place and the silver medal position, while Ciaran Doherty (Letterkenny AC) completed the Championship podium in 33:20 (4th place).

In the ladies race, Nikita Burke (Letterkenny AC) edged an epic encounter, covering the 5k course in 17:48 (1st place) – this was just one second ahead of Finn Valley AC’s Teresa Doherty, who picked up the silver medal in 17:49 (2nd place).  Lifford Strabane AC’s Claire McGuigan claimed 3rd place in 18:20.

In the team competition, Letterkenny AC won the men’s top prize, while Finn Valley AC secured top honours in the ladies competition.

Full results for the event are available HERE.

Note:  Article compiled for use by Athletics NI.

Photo by Gloria Donaghey.