Just weeks after competing in the London Marathon, Claire McCarthy travelled to Czech Republic over the weekend to compete in Volkswagen Prague marathon. Claire ran a superb race and finished 12th in 2:42:04 to run under the Olympic qualifying time of 2:45.
Claire is now the fourth Leevale athlete to have a achieved a qualifying standard for the Rio Olympics:
Lizzie Lee – Women’s marathon
Michelle Finn – Women’s 3K Steeplechase
Alex Wright – 20K & 50K Race Walk