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News - Morton Mile 21/07/10

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Seven run the Morton Mile in under four minutes

The Morton Mile took place 21st July 2010 at Morton Stadium in Santry, with seven men breaking the still magical four minutes. American Will Lear led the field home in 3.56.81. For Ireland it was great to see West Waterford’s David McCarthy dipping inside four minutes for the first time outdoors, coming in sixth, clocking 3.59.69.

 

Overall the top 3 placings were dominated by the USA as follows, 1st. Will Leer (USA) 3.56.81, 2nd Jack Bolas (USA) 3.58.41, and 3rd Russell Browne (USA) 3.58.48.

 

Feedback from the athletes was very positive, particularly in relation to the new track which has recently been installed in Santry to the highest Olympic specifications. "The track is the best I've ever run on", according to the winner Will Lear. Another runner commented that the "whole package, the fast bouncy track, the stadium itself and the friendly nature of the meet was the best I’ve encountered this year in all Europe".  One of the Australian competitors said: "The visit to Morton Stadium, Santry has been the highlight of our European tour".

 

The new MONDO FTX track is rapidly developing a reputation amongst athletes as being one of the fastest surfaces for running in the world.

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American Will Lear, in green singlet, moves into pole position to win the Morton Mile at Santry.

The winner is presented with the Morton Mile trophy in the presence of Morton family members.