Luke McCann sets new Irish record at Diamond League 2022

The 24-year-old UCD athlete breaks the record set by Olympian David Matthews in September 1996. 

Luke McCann has broken the national 1,000m Irish record while competing at the Monaco Diamond League.

Luke McCann
Luke McCann

McCann ran a time of 2:16.40 on his way to a seventh-place finish in the race ahead of his European Championship action beginning next week in Munich.

The 24-year-old UCD athlete breaks the record set by Olympian David Matthews in September 1996. 

Luke McCann
Luke McCann

McCann wasn’t around to see that record be set, but he won’t mind too much having beaten it by over a second this evening.

In February this year, McCann set the National 1,000m Indoor Record to 2:17.40 while competing in the USA.

Next up for the UCD runner is the 1,500m in Munich.

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