Treacy shows she's back in form with strong run

Story by Jimmy Geoghegan

Sunday, 9th December, 2018 6:49pm

Treacy shows she's back in form with strong run

Sara Treacy

Meath runner Sara Treacy showed she has fully recovered from a nightmare spell with injuries when she put in a very strong performance in the senior women's race at the European Cross-Country Championships at Tilburg today. 

Treacy finished best of the Irish in 26th place after an 18-month absence from top class running because of injury. Her performance helped the Irish team claim 11th place overall. 

The Rio Olympian was followed home by the other members of the Irish team that included Ciara Mageean (43rd), Michelle Finn (51st), Ann-Marie McGlynn (57th), Fionnuala Ross (61st) and Kerry O'Flaherty (64th). 

The race was won by Turkey’s Yasemin Can, as she claimed a third straight title.  “I love being here I love being at this level of competition,” Treacy said afterwards.

Irish runner Sean Tobin crossed the line in tenth place in the men’s senior race as the Irish team finished an impressive seventh. 


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