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European Under-23 bronze medallist Nadia Power produced a scintillating performance last night in Toruń, Poland when she took over a second off her own recent Irish Indoors 800 metres record to set a new figure of 2 mins 00.98 secs.

This makes the 23-year-old Dubliner a possible medallist for the European Championships, also in Toruń, in just over two weeks time.

In last night's quality race, Ethiopia's Habitam Alemu followed a fast 400 metres in 58 secs with victory in a World leading time of 1 min 58.19 secs. Poland's Joanna Jozwik was second in 2.00.42, just ahead of Power.

There was an astonishing performance in the men's 800 metres by Great Britain's Elliott Giles.

He further enhanced his current eye-catching form with a winning time of 1 min 43.63 secs, which destroyed Seb Coe's British record and ranks him second in the World All-Time List.

Only Kenya's Wilson Kipketer has a faster time with his World record of 1 .42.67, set back in 1997.

Belfast Telegraph


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