Action Packed Weekend of Para Athletics Ahead

27 August 2021; Greta Streimikyte of Ireland, right, and Tigist Gezahagn Menigstu of Ethiopia competing in the T13 Women's 1500 metres heats at the Olympic Stadium on day 3 during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

The 123.ie National Senior Indoor Championships take place this weekend (February 18th & 19th) at the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena. The stars of Irish athletics will descend upon the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena this weekend for what promises to be a thrilling two days of competition.

This year’s championships will showcase some of Ireland’s best athletics talent, including some of our Para athletes who will be looking to impress at this World Para Athletics approved event.

Greta Streimikyte, Aaron Shorten and Cathal Ryan will all compete in the 3000m, 1500m and the 400m respectively.

It promises to be captivating two days of competition with many athletes already showing great early season form as they ramp up preparations for international targets over the coming weeks and months.

Head of Paralympic Athletics James Nolan said “The athletes are looking forward to the highlight of the indoor season, the Athletics Ireland National Senior Championships. This two day event has World Para Athletics approval and the athletes will be looking to take the opportunity to increase their world ranking.

Greta Streimikyte will be looking to post a time of under 10minutes for 3000m, Cathal Ryan who has improved greatly this year will be looking to continue his development trajectory over 400m and an exciting new 1500m athlete Aaron Shorten will be looking to impress in the heats on Saturday.

Unfortunately, Alex Lee will not compete in the 200m as he is having adjustments done to his blade to maximise performance in the outdoor season.”

Further afield defending champion Patrick Monahan will take to the Spanish roads looking to retain his Seville Marathon title on Sunday. Last year saw him take the top spot with a sprint finish and only 8 seconds separating 1st & 2nd.


National Senior Indoor Championships Event Programme: HERE

Live streaming of the National Senior Indoor Championships (both days) will be available on the Athletics Ireland YouTube channel

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