The Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month for July went to Alex Wright, a race walker with Leevale AC.
Alex won the the national senior 10K walk title at the Morton Stadium Santry in a time of 42:09.79. Earlier in July he finished 3rd in a high quality field of international walkers at the Cork City Sports, setting a national record of 10 mins 58.47 secs for the 3000m Walk, breaking the record set by his coach and mentor Rob Heffernan at the 2013 Cork City Sports.
Alex is part of the growing group of elite race walkers now based in Cork who can be seen training daily around the roads of the city. He has his sights firmly set on Rio 2016.