Alannah Neff’s 1500m Steeplechase Goes Viral

There was a sensational finish to the girls 1500m steeplechase final at the Irish Life Health All-Ireland Schools competition at the weekend, when a Alannah Neff recovered from a crash fall at a barrier to claim victory.

Alannah, competing for Carrigaline Community School, had been leading in the race at the Tullamore Harriers Track, but it looked as though she was going to lose out when she suffered a heavy fall at one of the final barriers.

Second-placed Aoibhinn McGoldrick of Holy Faith Clontarf quickly stormed into the lead and appeared to be on course for the win as Neff got back to her feet.

Despite the setback, the Leevale athlete produced a sensational comeback over the final two barriers before launching into a sprint on the home stretch.

The race went right down to the wire but it was Alannah who took first place at the line in a dramatic finish.

The video has now gone viral across the world,  watch the incredible end to the race here.