The 26 year-old improves her record by nearly two seconds at AIT Grand Prix.

Ciara Mageean set a new Irish 1500m Indoor record of 4:06:76 to take the win at the AIT Grand Prix on Wednesday night (February 13).

The 26 year-old improved on her previous best and record of 4:08:66 – set in 2016 – by nearly two seconds.

Mageean switched a gear with 100m to go to move past Claudia Bobocea of Romania who finished in 4:07.05, with Mageean’s training partner Anna Silvander of Sweden third in 4:13.80.

The Olympian will race in the Irish Life Health National Indoor Championships this weekend before lining up at the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow in March.

This was also a significantly quicker time that she ran at the IAAF World Indoor Tour, in Madrid on Friday (8th March) when she placed second in a top class field in the 1500m with a time of 4:10.12.

This is Mageean’s second Irish record of the indoor season. On Saturday, January 26, she set a new Irish indoor mile record of 4:28.31 at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston.

This improved on Mageean’s previous record of 4:28.40 which she set three years ago.

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