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          Ciara Mageean in medal contention as UCD runner cruises into 1500m final at European championships

          Posted 10 August, 2018

          • UCD graduate Ciara Mageean qualified for the 1500m final with time of 4.09.35, coming second in her heat.
          • The Donegal native is among the top female Irish athletes in the European rankings.

          Track & field star Ciara Mageean has comfortably qualified for the 1500m final at the European Championships.

          Placing second in her heat, the UCD Ad Astra athlete clocked in at 4.09.35 behind Great Britain's Laura Muir – who finished with a time of 4.09.12.

          A podium finish at the championships is now on the cards for the 26-year-old from County Down.

          A cool 4:09.35 from @ciaramageean is good enough for second behind Laura Muir and a place in the 1500 metres final at #Berlin2018 #EuropeanChampionships2018 #RTEsport pic.twitter.com/zMEcNbMgU0

          — RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) August 10, 2018

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          “It’s going to be a tough race out there so hopefully give a good account of myself.”

          Mageean runs in the final at 8pm on Sunday. 

          Quality morning performance by @ciaramageean and into the 1500 final pic.twitter.com/P8EWL63qJG

          — Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) August 10, 2018

          Elsewhere Mark English, from the School of Medicine, was eliminated in 800m heats despite a season’s best time of 1.48.98.



          ‘Sometimes it just doesn’t click,’ and unfortunately it was one of those days for Mark English pic.twitter.com/KV2e9SOn2j

          — Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) August 9, 2018

          “I suppose not being on form can sometimes be a very powerful weapon, but today just got away from me too soon.” 

          UCD Smurfit School student Claire Mooney and her team were eighth in their semi-final heat in the women’s 400m relay.

          By: David Kearns, Digital Journalist / Media Officer, UCD University Relations

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