Moyne AC (Co Tipperary) held their Summer Games 2020 on July 25. The event was live streamed and among the top athletes competing was 51 year old Shane Healy (Metro St Brigids AC/Dublin Track Club).
In extremely windy weather he ran a 4:22 mile.
The 1996 Atlanta Olympian has been breaking world records in the M50 category in 2020.
At the Steigen 3k World Challenge at Morton Stadium on Wednesday this week (July 29) he ran 8:27 – well under the M50 world record 8:41 – it won’t be recognised as it wasn’t an official race, and no electronic timing.
You can listen to Shane Healy’s amazing story on this week’s RTE1 radio Documentary on One.
‘Shane Healy- Back On Track’ traces Shane’s story and hears from some of those who witnessed it firsthand, including world championship gold medalist Eamonn Coghlan who coached Shane to an Olympic qualifying time and then watched from 4,000 miles away as this unlikely Olympian competed with some of the greatest runners in the world.”
(Podcast is in this link):
It will be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 – Saturday 01st of August at 1PM
Repeated on RTÉ Radio 1 – Sunday 02nd of August at 7PM
Moyne AC Summer Games 2020 results: https://moyneathleticclub.com/moyne-ac-summer-games-2020-provisional-results/