Athletics: Adeleke smashes Irish 200m record in Texas

by Aaron Dunne
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Rhasidat Adeleke continued her superb season by smashing the Irish women’s 200m record on Saturday at the Texas dual meet, clocking 22.59secs.

With an ideal following wind of 2.0 metres per second, the maximum allowed for record purposes, the 19-year-old Dubliner obliterated the 22.85 mark she ran indoors this year, along with the 22.90 she ran to break the record outdoors last summer.

It’s so far been a remarkable year for Adeleke, the European U-20 champion over 100m and 200m who set Irish senior indoor records over 60m (6.17), 200m (22.85) and 300m (36.87) in recent months.

A second-year student at the University of Texas, she is now qualified for this year’s World Championships in Oregon and the Europeans in Munich.

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