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Wright walks 3rd fastest Irish 50km
13 Oct 2014 10:10
Alex Wright (Leevale AC) produced a stunning performance in a 50 km walk in Germany on Saturday.
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Wright, making his debut at the distance, crossed the line in a time of 3:51.28 which moves him to third place on the Irish all-time list behind Robert Heffernan (3:37.54) and Janie Costin (3:50.51).
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The remarkable performance by Wright comes off the back of his move to Cork last year to be coached by world champion Heffernan at the Cork Race Walking Academy.
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The group also includes fellow Irish international athletes Luke Hickey (Leevale AC) and Brendan Boyce (Letterkenny AC).
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Wright’s major target for 2015 is likely to be the 20km race at the IAAF World Championships which take place in Beijing next August.
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