O’Lionaird safely into World 1500 metres semis
Cork’s Ciaran O'Lionaird today booked his his place in Thursday’s World Championships 1500m semi-finals.
The 24-year-old safely negotiated a heat in Daegu in a time of 3:40.41.
The Flordia-based Corkman was content to bide his time for much a slow race
And when the time came to make his challenge, O'Lionaird had plenty in the tank to kick for home and take sixth place.
That was enough to qualify automatically for the semi-finals.
Now O'Lionaird will harbour realistic hopes of making the final itself.
France's Mehdi Baala, who slugged it out on the track with a team mate in Monaco last month, is starting to think he is cursed after falling in today’s heats.