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Andrew Meegan smashes Irish 1500m record

Updated: Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 17:57 | Comments

Andrew Meegan broke his own record in the 1500m freestyle
Andrew Meegan broke his own record in the 1500m freestyle

Andrew Meegan has qualified for Friday's 1500m freestyle final at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia.

The 23-year-old broke the Irish record by over 12 seconds in a time of 15 minutes 25.32 seconds. 

Fiona Doyle won her semi-final in the same event in a time of 1:08.43 and is the fourth fastest qualifier going into the final which will also take place on Friday.

Russia’s Efimova was the fastest qualifier in 1:07.1.

Doyle said “I’m very happy with my semi-final win, I feel I have more to give in the final."

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