Tokyo 2020: Team Ireland profiles - Ciara Mageean (Athletics)

World finalist is Irish record holder for the 1,500 metres

Age: 29

Event: 1,500m

Club: City of Lisburn AC

Enjoyed a brilliant 2019, winning bronze in the 1,500m at the European Indoor Championships, then secured the Olympic standard in July before going on to make the World Championships final in Doha where she placed 10th in a new best of 4:00.15, becoming the first Irish woman to make a World final since Sonia O'Sullivan in 1997. Also set new Irish Indoor 1,500m record of 4:06.42 in the US last year, then followed up last summer by setting a new Irish 800m record by breaking the two-minute barrier to run 1:59.69. Mageean finished 11th in the 1,500m semi-final at the 2016 Rio Olympics with a time of 4:08.07

Ian O'Riordan

Ian O'Riordan

Ian O'Riordan is an Irish Times sports journalist writing on athletics