With Olympic qualification already in the bag, Ciara Mageean is determined to make a real impression come the Tokyo Games.

Getting to the 1,500m final at last year's World Championship in Doha ensured that Mageean is firmly focussed on events in the Japanese capital in early August.

The Portaferry athlete ran a personal best when taking victory in the unfamiliar distance of 3,000 metres in 8'48.28 at the AIT International Grand Prix on Wednesday.

That was five and a half seconds off the mark set by Mary Cullen in 2009 and takes Mageean to number three on the Irish all-time list indoors.

Speaking to RTÉ Sport's Greg Allen afterwards, Mageean the 27-year-old outlined her early-season goals, but ultimately it's all about Tokyo.

"I couldn't ask for a better start to the year but my peak is going to come in the summer because that's where I want to be running fast," she said.

"I had a fantastic training camp in Albuquerque in January, raced in Boston, now Athlone and then I will go to Madrid, before going in the Irish Indoors.

"I had PB over the 1500m metres in Boston and then to step out here and get an indoor PB over the 3k is fantastic."

It would appear that reaching last year's World 1,500m in final has given Mageean a new-found confidence, in that she feels she belongs in exalted company.

"I'm out there and I want to show the world what an Irish girl can do. I came tenth in the world and my aim is to be back in the final at the Olympics and to try and go even better than tenth.

"Nothing comes by accident. I have worked so hard to be here and I plan to continue working hard. I enjoy being at the top of world athletics. My aim is to take another few steps and the make the world realise that this wee girl is somebody to look out for."