Day 6 Euros Recap: Ireland's Second Silver Triumph & More

June 12, 2024

Day 6 Results 

Day 6 was the final day of the European Athletics Championships yet 10 Irish athletes compete at various different events. 

The first event featured the 4x400 Women's Relay Team consisting of Sophie Becker, Phil Healy, Sharlene Mawdsley, and Rhasidat Adeleke, replacing Lauren Cadden. They advanced to the final after comfortably winning their heat the previous day. Sophie Becker made a strong start, putting the team in contention early on. Rhasidat Adeleke then received the baton and then ran what would be the fastest split of the relay team, setting up Phil Healy for a competitive position on the penultimate lap. Healy lost some ground before passing to Mawdsley, who pushed on strongly to surge in the final 100m. Perhaps suffering slightly from fatigue, having already ran four races in the championships, she couldn't overtake Holland's Femke Bol but held on for silver. The team set a new national record of 3:22.71.

The next race on the schedule for Ireland was the Men's 10,000m final, boasting a whopping five Irish athletes on the roster. The strongest performance came from Efrem Gidey, finishing a solid 12th with a time of 28:16.94. Brian Fay, Barry Keane, and Cormac Dalton followed, finishing consecutively in 20th, 21st, and 22nd places. Peter Lynch rounded out the Irish in 24th place producing a season's best time of 29:15.30. 

The last Irish athlete to compete at the Championships was Star of the Sea club man Andrew Coscoran, competing in the final of the Men's 10,000m. Coscoran failed to make an impact, finishing 13th in 3:34.76. 

Day 6 Results

Women's 4x400m Relay Final: 2nd - 3:22.71 NR
Sophie Becker- 52.00
Rhasidat Adeleke - 49.36 
Phil Healy - 51.51
Sharlene Mawdsley - 49.84

Men's 10,000m Final

Efrem Gidey- 12th - 28:16.94
Brian Fay - 20th - 28:40.53
Barry Keane - 21st - 28:53.34
Peter Lynch - 22nd - 29:02.00
Cormac Dalton - 24th - 29:15.30 SB

Men's 1,500m Final

Andrew Coscoran - 13th - 3:34.76    

Image: Eric Bellamy @shutterdublin

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