Ciara Mageean

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Ciara Mageean
Irish middle distance runner Ciara Mageean in 2020.jpg
Ciara Mageean in 2020
Personal information
Born (1992-03-12) 12 March 1992 (age 29)
Portaferry, County Down, Northern Ireland
Height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Weight55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
Country Ireland
 Northern Ireland
Event(s)800 metres
1500 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)800m: 1:59.69
1000m: 2:31.06[2]
1500m: 4:00.15[3]
1500m indoor: 4:06:78[4]

Ciara Mageean (/ˈkɪərə məˈɡən/ KEER-ə muh-GEE-un[5]) (born 12 March 1992) is an Irish middle-distance runner.[6]

Career[edit]

Mageean won silver medals at the World Youth (2009) and Junior (2010) Championships. Her first senior international competition saw her finish 10th in the 1500m at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, representing Northern Ireland.

She competed in the 1500 metres at the 2016 European Athletics Championships, winning a bronze medal.[7]

In 2016, Mageean became Irish indoor record holder for 1,500m and the mile. She qualified to represent Ireland at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.[8]

Mageean was formerly coached by former Irish athlete and friend Jerry Kiernan. She credits Kiernan for her recovery after serious ankle injuries.[9]

She won a silver medal in the 2018 European Championships in the 1500m.[10]

On 3 March 2019, she won a bronze medal in the 1500 metres at the 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships.[11]

In Bern, Switzerland, 24 July 2020, Mageean became the first Irish woman to run sub-two minutes for the 800m, adding to her mile and 1500m national records.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Mageean's cousin Conor plays hurling for Portaferry and she watched him win the 2020 Down Senior Hurling Championship.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maggean Ciara". Archived from the original on 25 November 2016. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  2. ^ "New 1000m record for Ciara Mageean |". Athletics Ireland.
  3. ^ "IAAF World Athletics Championships, DOHA 2019 | World Athletics". www.worldathletics.org.
  4. ^ "Mageean smashes Irish 1500m indoor record". 13 February 2019 – via www.rte.ie. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ [1][2][3]
  6. ^ "Ciara Mageean". IAAF. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Ciara Mageean claims Ireland's 14th all-time European Athletics Championships medal". Irish Examiner. 10 July 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Rio 2016: Four Northern Ireland athletes named on Ireland's Olympic team". BBC Sport. 13 July 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  9. ^ Ticket, The Season (25 March 2016). "'Finishing the race, I always want more' Ciara Mageean". Archived from the original on 31 July 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  10. ^ "European Championships 2018: Ciara Mageean cruises through to 1500m final". BBC. 10 August 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Ciara Mageean wins bronze for Ireland in the European Indoor 1500m final". The 42. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  12. ^ O'Riordan, Ian. "Ciara Mageean breaks Irish 800m record in Bern". The Irish Times.
  13. ^ "Ciara Mageean celebrates as cousin Conor helps Portaferry win Down hurling title". BBC. 26 September 2020. Retrieved 26 September 2020.

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