Ciara Mageean wins bronze for Ireland in the European Indoor 1500m final

first_img 18 Comments Source: RTÉ Sport/Twitter CIARA MAGEEAN COULDN’T hold on for a silver, but produced a wonderful performance to land a bronze medal in the final of the 1500m at the European Indoor Championships.Britain’s Laura Muir powered to victory and won this evening’s race by quite some distance, leaving the battle for second to boil down to Mageean and Poland’s Sofia Ennaoui in Glasgow.Despite being pegged back at the start of the race, the Co. Down runner didn’t panic and grabbed her chance to pull away from the pack as she chased down Ennaoui during the final lap. Ciara Mageean celebrates winning a bronze medal. https://the42.ie/4522440 Mar 3rd 2019, 8:29 PM Sunday 3 Mar 2019, 8:29 PM Bronze on the double for Ireland as Ciara Mageean comes third in the 1500 metres at the European Indoor Athletic Championships #RTEsport pic.twitter.com/GUrumcoXzH— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) March 3, 2019 Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO By Cian Roche Share1451 Tweet Email Subscribe Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Ciara Mageean wins bronze for Ireland in the European Indoor 1500m final The 26-year-old was pipped for second place in Glasgow. 27,301 Views Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: Mageean overtook her opponent and looked set to take second place but couldn’t hold on and was pipped in the final metres.Despite the late shift in position, Mageean’s performance earned her a spot on the podium and Ireland’s second medal of the evening – following on from Mark English’s bronze in the 800m. Short URL Ciara Mageean celebrates winning a bronze medal. Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHOlast_img

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