Two time British indoor and outdoor champion Scott Lincoln is set to take on some of Ireland’s best shot putters at the Letterkenny International track & Field meeting on Friday 7th July. Lincoln, who is edging closer to the World championships qualifying standard of 20.20m, has a personal best of 19.59m, and this weekend represented Great Britain at the European Athletics Team championships in Lille. Leading the Irish charge will be Galway City Harriers Sean Breathnach, six-time Irish champion, who has a personal best of 18.22m, and who captained the Irish team at the European Team championships in Vaasa, Finland.
Donegal will have its own challenger in St. Johnston man John Kelly, who has already broken his Donegal record with a throw of 17.49m this year. The Finn Valley athlete is chasing the European U-23’s, Commonwealth Games and World Student Games standard, and it would be extra special if he managed to get these standards in his own county. With such a high class field lined up, the meeting record of 18.43m looks set to be in serious danger. The action gets underway at the Danny McDaid Athletics track at 7:00pm with the shot putt taking place at 7:20pm and an event not to be missed.