With over a year yo go to the Tokyo Olympics, Alex Wright achieves the qualifying standard when he completed the 20K walk in 1:20.52 at the Gran Premio Cantones de La Coruña, the Spanish leg of this year’s IAAF Race Walking Challenge. This is one of the key 20km competitions of the season. Alex is the first Leevale Athlete to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics next year.
Meanwhile in also in Spain, Michelle Finn ran a lifetime 5,000m best with 15:45.55 in Santander on Saturday June 8th 2019. Michelle’s breakthrough time, the fastest by an Irishwoman in two years, soars her up to 17th in the Irish All time rankings. Michelle was 4th, behind winner Sara Garcia de la Torre.