Ciara Mageean and Sarah Healy have missed out on the semi-finals of the women's 1500 metres after disappointing runs in Tokyo this morning.

Mageean finished 10th in her heat in a time of 4:07.29 as she faded on the final lap and lost her position near the front of the pack.

The 29-year-old looked uncomfortable on the closing bend as she was outpaced and missed out on automatic qualification.

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There was drama in the second heat as Dutch athlete Siffan Hassan fell on the last lap and then passed the entire field to win.

The slow time gave hope to Mageean ahead of the third and final heat in which Healy was running.

Unfortunately the 20-year-old could not keep pace with the field and dropped as low as 14th at one stage.

She finished in a time of 4:09.78, which she described as her worst of the season.

Mageean also failed to progress as the fast third heat meant she finished outside of the top 25.

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In the aftermath, the Down woman revealed she picked up an injury which curtailed her performance, while Healy said the occasion was a factor in her run.

Mageean said: "I'm not happy with it. I put myself in the race up the front. It went hard but not too hard and I just didn't have it in the last burn-up.

"I tried my best but it wasn't good enough to be in the top six. I'm annoyed. I put it all in."

Speaking about a calf problem was sustained on the final intense training session eight days ago, she added: "I didn't have an ideal week leading into it. I'm not one for sharing the troubles that arise. But it wasn't ideal. I picked up a little bit of a niggle and I wonder did it take the edge off."

Healy was very harsh on her own performance, having only qualified for the Games following a year of solid progress on the track.

The young Dubliner told RTÉ Sport: "It is definitely disappointing. I feel like I kind of let the occasion get the better of me. I don't normally get too nervous but I think I just got carried away getting nervous and stuff.

"So I'm disappointed because I was hoping the race would go like it did and I felt I could hang in with whatever pace because I felt I was fit enough for that. I just checked out after 400 metres. I just wasn't able to compete. I just didn't have the energy. I expected better of myself

"I have higher standards and I don't think it was good enough. This is definitely my poorest race of the season. I need to learn when it matters most."

Healy will now look forward to Paris: "I’m not satisfied with that so it’s great to motivate me. I will take a lot from it and hopefully I’ll be better for it next time."