Tokyo 2020: Team Ireland profiles - Eilish Flanagan (Athletics)

Flanagan has enjoyed a record breaking season

 Ireland’s Eilish Flanagan running in the women’s U-23 race at the 2019 Euro Cross Country. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland’s Eilish Flanagan running in the women’s U-23 race at the 2019 Euro Cross Country. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

 

Age: 24

Event: 3,000m Steeplechase

Club: Carmen Runners AC

Enjoyed a great season at Adams State in the US, setting a new Northern Irish 3,000m steeplechase record of 9:40.68 in Eugene, Oregon which cut 1.93 seconds off the previous record set by Kerry O’Flaherty in 2015. Flanagan also set a new Irish and Northern Irish 2,000m steeplechase record with a time of 6:13.50 at the AAI Games in Santry. Won silver with the Irish U-23 team in the Euro Cross Country in 2019, the same year she won in the women’s 3,000m steeplechase at the European U-23 Athletics Championships in Sweden.

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