Ad Astra star Sarah Healy sets new U23 1500m record
Posted 28 June, 2023
UCD Ad Astra athletics star Sarah Healy has set a new Irish U23 record for the 1500 meters, achieving a personal best of 4:01:75 during an event in Czechia.
The Tokyo Olympian was competing at the Golden Spikes Continental Tour Gold Meet in Ostrava.
The race saw the Stage 4 law student finish fourth, with Diribe Welteji (Ethiopia) taking the win in a meeting record time of 3:57.38.
4th place and a big Personal Best and U23 Record of 4:01.75 for Sarah Healy in the Women's 1500m at the @WorldAthletics Continental Tour Gold Meet in Ostrava this evening— Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) June 27, 2023
She's already lowering the mark she set this season of 4:03.57 in rebat in May
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The performance in Czechia improves Healy’s 4:03.57 season’s best from Rabat back in May, while also beating the U23 record of 4:02:86 she set in 2022 - a record that had been held by Sonia O’Sullivan since 1991.
The Ad Astra Elite Sport Scholar now moves to third on the Irish all-time list behind O’Sullivan and 1500m record holder Ciara Mageean (3:56.63).
By: David Kearns, Digital Journalist / Media Officer, UCD University Relations
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