Fearghal Curtin smashes PB in Florida and round-up from the Irish roads

Post date: Apr 06, 2018 6:20:42 PM

Fearghal Curtin impresses in Florida, Valdas Dolpolkas and Ellen Vitting win in Kildalkey plus a round of the best Irish action over Easter (March 29 – April 1).

Fearghal Curtin of Youghal AC and Charleston Southern College smashed his personal best with a time of 14:02.88 for second in the men’s 5000m at the Florida Relays in Gainesville on Thursday (March 29)

Curtin, who will turn 20 in July, knocked over a minute off his previous best of 15:19.15 run at Tullamore in June 2016.

On St Patrick’s Day, a fortnight earlier, Curtin had run a personal best 3:50.05 for 1500m at Charleston SC. That time puts him second on the current European U23 rankings, one place ahead of Kevin Mulcaire of Ennis Track who ran 3:50.25 in Fayetteville on March 25. Leading the rankings is Britain’s Matthew Hardin with 3:47.47 run in Atlanta on March 17.