Leevale’s Luke Hickey got his first taste of championship action yesterday at the World Cup of Race Walking at Saransk, Russia. The event has been Luke’s main aim this season. Competing in the junior men’s 10K event, he finished 54th in 48:05. While outside his best set earlier this year in Dundice, it was still a good championship opener for Luke, hopefully the first of many to come.
Luke’s coach, Rob Heffernan was also in action in Saransk. He competed in the 20K, which he was using as training for the 50K event, and finished an impressive 12th in 1:21:51.