Ultra Keith is back on top


ULTRA runner Eoin Keith regained the Energia Irish 24-hour title at the Mary Peters track in Belfast.

After eight hours, Keith was tempted to drop out. He carried on and caught the early leaders, finishing with a total of 142 miles (228kms).

Defending champion Eddie Gallen claimed second (138 miles/222kms) in his 31st 24-hour race.

Belfast's Susan McCartney comfortably took the women's Irish title running 117 miles/189km.

Blind athlete Sinead Kane from Cork, guided by John O'Regan covered a distance of 68 miles/110kms to finish second in the 12-hour race.

Winner was Amy Masner from Arklow with a record distance of 73 miles/117kms.