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“That record has been the monkey on my back for a long time. I always knew that I had the capability as an athlete to get there but I often wondered if I would be able to reach my full potential and actually do it. To finally do it was special but to be able to share that moment with Sonia (O’Sullivan) was really cool.”
Kyle Merber and I had a blast chatting with New Balance star Ciara Mageean. She was on a tear the past two months and won a silver medal in the 1500m at the European Championships and Commonwealth Games. She won the Brussels Diamond League women’s 1500m in 3:56.63 to smash the Irish national record. She went on to finish second in the Diamond League final behind our previous guest Faith Kipyegon. She is a 12-time Irish national champion and showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. We touch on how she’s been able to handle the pressure of being a national star at a young age and the injuries that came along the way to finally being great. We had great craic so we hope you enjoy this episode too!
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