貝爾法斯特愛爾蘭馬拉松賽:2023年賽事保留世界田徑大陸巡迴賽和歐洲許可資格

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貝爾法斯特愛爾蘭馬拉松賽:2023年賽事保留世界田徑大陸巡迴賽和歐洲許可資格

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貝爾法斯特愛爾蘭馬拉松賽在明年5月舉行時,將再次獲得世界田徑大陸巡迴賽和歐洲田徑賽的資格。

Louise Shanahan在一場驚心動魄的比賽中擊敗了Ciara Mageean,創造了愛爾蘭800米的記錄,這是今年比賽的亮點。

明年的賽事將於5月13日舉行,預計將再次有很多人參加。

"會議總監Eamonn Christie說:"我很高興這個田徑比賽在2023年保留了其歐洲許可和世界田徑大陸巡迴賽挑戰者地位。

"該會議每年都在不斷進步,被納入世界田徑大陸巡迴賽挑戰者賽事為吸引全球運動員提供了機會,這反過來又有利於我們的本地運動員。"

在瑪麗-彼得斯賽道上,馬吉安的800米成績也打破了兩分鐘,當時在一個戲劇性的賽季揭幕戰中,馬吉安排在沙納漢之後,接着就有了一個轟動的夏天。

這位受歡迎的波塔費里運動員在英聯邦運動會和歐洲錦標賽上都贏得了1500米銀牌,然後在布魯塞爾的鑽石聯賽會議上擊敗了她在伯明翰和慕尼黑的征服者勞拉-穆爾,取得了驚人的公英里勝利--在這個過程中打破了索尼婭-奧沙利文27年的愛爾蘭紀錄。

在這些表現之後,馬吉安在蘇黎世舉行的鑽石聯賽決賽中,在奧運會和世界1500米冠軍費絲-基皮岡(Faith Kipyegon)之後獲得第二名,穆爾再次成為北愛爾蘭婦女身後的競爭對手。

比賽組織者克里斯蒂對馬吉安和其他奧運選手,如賽事常客沙納漢和亞歷克斯-貝爾,明年將重返瑪麗-彼得斯賽道。

泰隆人才尼克-格里格斯也是六個月前參賽的明星之一,他在男子1500米比賽中獲得第二名,落後於利茲的年輕人伊桑-胡西,後者在哥倫比亞卡利舉行的20歲以下世界錦標賽中為英國贏得了一枚出色的銅牌。

克里斯蒂也希望這些年輕的中長跑明星能夠回到貝爾法斯特進行另一場決鬥,而世界12歲以下5公里記錄保持者埃默-麥基在今年取得勝利後也有望再次進入參賽名單。

"繼2022年成功地將路易絲-沙納漢的800米記錄寫進愛爾蘭記錄簿之後,Tripadvisor的前北愛爾蘭國際運動員賈斯汀-里德很快宣布他們將在2023年再次致力於這項活動,"克里斯蒂補充說。

"這對比賽來說又是一個巨大的推動,因為我們可以幫助運動員解決旅行和住宿問題,並提供公平的獎金。"


Last updated on .From the section Athletics

The Belfast Irish Milers Meet will again have World Athletics Continental Tour and European Athletics permit status when it is staged next May.

Louise Shanahan's Irish 800m record as she pipped Ciara Mageean in a thrilling race was this year's meet highlight.

Next year's event will take place on 13 May with strong entries again expected.

"I'm delighted the track meet has retained both its European Permit and World Athletics Continental Tour Challenger Status for 2023," said meeting director Eamonn Christie.

"The meet has continued to progress each year and being included in the World Athletics Continental Tour Challenger event opens opportunities to attract global athletes, which in turn benefits our local athletes."

After also breaking two minutes for 800m at the Mary Peters Track, when finishing behind Shanahan in a dramatic season opener, Mageean went on to have a sensational summer.

The popular Portaferry athlete won 1500m silver medals at both the Commonwealth Games and European Championships before beating her Birmingham and Munich conqueror Laura Muir to clinch a stunning metric mile victory - smashing Sonia O'Sullivan's 27-year-old Irish record in the process - at the Diamond League meeting in Brussels.

Mageean followed those performances by finishing second behind Olympic and world 1500m champion Faith Kipyegon at the Diamond League final in Zurich with Muir again among the competitors behind the Northern Irishwoman.

Meet organiser Christie is optimistic Mageean and other Olympians such as event regulars Shanahan and Alex Bell will be back in action at the Mary Peters Track next year.

Tyrone talent Nick Griggs was also among the stars in action six months ago as he finished second in the men's 1500m behind Leeds youngster Ethan Hussey, who went on to clinch a superb bronze for Great Britain at the World Under-20 Championships in Cali, Colombia.

Christie is also hopeful that the young middle-distance stars will be back for another duel in Belfast while world under-12 5km record holders Emer McKee is also expected to be among the entries again after clinching a victory this year.

"Following the success of 2022 with the meet being written into the Irish record books with Louise Shanahan's 800m record, Justin Reid, former Northern Ireland international athlete from Tripadvisor soon announced their commitment again to the event in 2023," added Christie.

"It's a huge boost for the meet again as we can assist athletes with travel and accommodation and offer fair prize money."

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