Monday 5 December 2016

Coghlan bidding to make history by joining dad in sub four-minute club

Published 07/07/2011 | 05:00

Road runners are encouraged to skip the training regime tomorrow evening and pay a visit to the Morton Stadium in Santry to witness some top-level Track & Field athletics that starts at 7.0.

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This promises to be an exceptional night at a venue that is regarded as the spiritual home of Irish athletics.

The Morton Mile is the big feature event and there will be an opportunity here to see some of Ireland's best young talents in action like John Coghlan, Paul Robinson and Colin Costello, who will be hoping to mix it with such track luminaries as Jack Bolas, the American runner who has an impressive 1,500m personal best of 3:37.64 and who finished second in the event last year.

It will be a special night too for the Coghlan family as John attempts to dip under four minutes for the mile.

If he succeeds, he will make athletics history with his father (Eamonn Snr) by becoming the first Irish father and son to become members of the sub-four-minute mile club.

It would be wonderful achievement for John to dip under the four-minute barrier and recent results suggest he is capable of achieving his target.

This is an ideal opportunity for athletics fans to enjoy a range of events, including sprints and middle distance races, in what is a special year for Clonliffe Harriers, who are based at Morton Stadium, as the club celebrates its 125th anniversary.

Tomorrow should be a night to remember.

Irish Independent

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