About Letterkenny International Athletics

International athletics will be returning to Letterkenny again this year, with the Letterkenny International Track & Field Meeting set for Friday 7th July. This event follows on from last year’s success where we witnessed exceptional performances from a host of world class athletes at the Danny McDaid Athletics Track. This will be the fifth staging of the event, which incorporates the Letterkenny AC Sub 4 Minute Mile Challenge event. The meeting is going from strength to strength each year, and is sure to be one of the highlights on the Irish and international athletics calendar for 2017. The organisers will be hoping for meeting records, sub 4 minute miles, and qualification standards for the World Athletics Championships in London later in the Summer.

The men’s feature event will be the iconic distance of 1609m, the Mile. Last year’s event saw England’s Lee Emanuel send the crowd wild by dipping under 4 minutes, running 3:59.66 in an exciting finish. The 2014 race produced the first ever sub 4 minute mile on Donegal soil with double Olympian, Mexico’s Juan Luis Barrios marking his place in history by stopping the clock at 3:59.43. What will the 2017 event have in store for spectators? To put the tough task of running a sub 4 minute mile into context, more individuals have climbed Mount Everest than have run under the magical 4 minutes for the mile.

The womens feature event this year will no doubt again be the 3000m steeplechase. Who could forget the historic night we witnessed in 2015 in Letterkenny when three Irish women, Kerry O’Flaherty, Michelle Finn and Sara Treacy etched their way into the history books with qualification standards for the Rio Olympic Games, in the fastest steeplechase ever recorded on Irish soil. This year’s event will see the introduction of a mens 3000m steeplechase, where athletes will be coming from all over the world in search of a qualifying time for the World Championships in London. Another exciting addition this year will see a womens 400m hurdles race.

The full list of events in the track and field programme will feature a mens 100m, 200m, 400m, mile, 3000m steeplechase, 3000m, javelin and shot putt, and a womens 200m, 400m hurdles, 800m, 3000m steeplechase, and shot putt event. European and World champions & medallists, and numerous Olympians have all graced the tartan track in Letterkenny in the past few years. The event would not be possible without the continued support of our sponsors, and it is exciting to look forward to Friday 7th July. The action gets underway at the Danny McDaid track at 7pm, and it will be an evening of world class athletics not to be missed.

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Record breaking night at Letterkenny International Athletics meeting

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There were records galore at the Letterkenny International Track & Field meeting which took place on Friday night at the Danny McDaid track. The crowd were treated to five meeting records across a host of [...]

2017 Results

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Click on the following link for the results in Excel format: Letterkenny International Results 2017        

AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL RECORD HOLDER DREW HUNTER TO LEAD THE WAY IN MENS 3000M

July 7th, 2017|0 Comments

American Indoor record holder for the High School mile and teenage sensation Drew Hunter looks set to lead the way in the mens 3000m at the Letterkenny International Track & Field meeting this Friday night [...]

BRITISH CHAMPION SEEKING COMMONWEALTH STANDARD AT LETTERKENNY INTERNATIONAL

July 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Newly crowned British javelin champion Joe Dunderdale will be coming to Letterkenny to make his mark on the infield at the Letterkenny International Track & Field meeting on Friday night. Dunderdale won the British title [...]

MEGHAN BEESLEY ADDED TO WOMENS 400M HURDLES

July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Commonwealth Games silver medallist Meghan Beesley is the latest international addition to the Womens 400m Hurdles race at the Letterkenny International Track & Field Meeting which is due to take place this Friday night 7th [...]

DOUBLE OLYMPIC FINALIST DE BARROS SET TO LIGHT UP THE TRACK AT LETTERKENNY INTERNATIONAL

July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Three time Olympian, and double Olympic finalist Bruno de Barros from Brazil is the latest sprinting star to be confirmed for the Mens 100m & 200m at the Letterkenny International Track & Field meeting on [...]

FIRST INTERNATIONAL ATHLETES ARRIVE AT BALLYRAINE CAMPUS

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Welcome to the first of our International athletes who have arrived at Ballyraine Campus for the Letterkenny International Track & Field meeting which takes place this Friday 7th July. They are pictured with Dermot Farrell [...]

THE MAGIC MILERS ARE COMING TO LETTERKENNY

July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

The feature event of the Letterkenny International Track & Field meeting, the Sub 4 Minute Mile Challenge Event, looks like it is shaping up to a magical race on Friday 7th July. The race is [...]

WOMENS STEEPLECHASE SET TO REACH NEW HEIGHTS AT LETTERKENNY INTERNATIONAL

July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

WOMENS STEEPLECHASE SET TO REACH NEW HEIGHTS AT LETTERKENNY INTERNATIONAL A World class line-up is in store for the Womens 3000m steeplechase at the Letterkenny AC International Track & Field meeting on Friday 7th July. [...]

400M HURDLERS TO TAKE OFF AT LETTERKENNY INTERNATIONAL

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The Womens 400m hurdles race at the Letterkenny International looks like it's going to take off on Friday 7th July with a number of international athletes chasing the World championships qualification standard of 56.10 secs. [...]

Letterkenny International Track & Field Meeting

Letterkenny International Track & Field Meeting

Event Date:  Friday 7th July 2017

International athletics will be returning to Letterkenny again this year, with the Letterkenny International Track & Field Meeting set for Friday 7th July. This event follows on from last year’s success where we witnessed exceptional performances from a host of world class athletes at the Danny McDaid Athletics Track. This will be the fifth staging of the event, which incorporates the Letterkenny AC Sub 4 Minute Mile Challenge event. The meeting is going from strength to strength each year, and is sure to be one of the highlights on the Irish and international athletics calendar for 2017. The organisers will be hoping for meeting records, sub 4 minute miles, and qualification standards for the World Athletics Championships in London later in the Summer.

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