Tuesday, July 31, 2012

2012 Olympian: Fionnuala Britton

Irishwoman Fionnuala Britton, 27, has been on a tear over the last eighteen months, setting PBs at 1500, 3000, 5000, and 10.000, with a PB in her former speciality, the steeplechase, just last summer. Long a strong cross country runner, she also broke out in that discipline by becoming the European Champion in December. Earlier this season she placed fourth in the 10.000m at the European Championships. Britton is part of a delegation of twenty-three Irish athletes to take to the track in London.

Women’s 10,000m – FINAL = Friday, August 3rd, 16:25 EST

Personal Best = 31:29.22 (Stanford, 2012)
Season Best = 31:29.22

Rank Among Olympic Entrants = 9th (season best), 17th (lifetime best)

Previous Global Championships
Daegu, 2011 = 6th in heat, steeplechase
Punta Umbria, 2011 = 16th, cross country
Beijing, 2008 = 10th in heat, steeplechase
Osaka, 2007 = 12th in final, steeplechase
Edinburgh, 2008 = 36th, cross country
Mombasa, 2007 = 14th, cross country

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