15 JAN 2007 General News Nenagh, Ireland

O'Sullivan in good form in Ireland

Gillian O'Sullivan in Coppa di Sesto (Lorenzo Sampaolo for the IAAF)Gillian O'Sullivan in Coppa di Sesto (Lorenzo Sampaolo for the IAAF) © Copyright

 At AAI Indoor Games some fast women's Race Walking took place.

Ireland's 2003 World 20km silver medallist Gillian O´Sullivan achieved a very good 12:32.04 at the 3000m distance. Close behind was compatriot Olive Loughnane (12:35.30).

O´Sullivan, 30, the 2003 overall winner of the IAAF Race Walking Challenge, is the holder of the World best for this event with 11:35.34 (in Belfast, 2003).

Slovakian walker Zuzana Malikova who with 12:37.84 came third, made a good attack on the national record of Zuzana Zemkova 12:34.31 which has been in place since 1993. Malikova competed in Nenagh on her way to Portugal for a warm weather training camp.