NORTHERN athletes Kevin Seaward and Paul Pollock can look forward to an appearance in the Olympic Games this summer after the special appeal panel confirmed the Athletics Ireland marathon selections for Rio.
A PERSISTENT drizzle did not spoil an excellent afternoon of athletics at the Belfast International Meeting, held on the Mary Peters Track and organised by Beechmount Harriers, Athletics NI and the Irish Milers’ Club.
KENYA’S Joel Kositany gained his third victory in the 35th Belfast City Marathon after a four-way battle for most of the distance. Kositany finished strongly to win by over a minute in 2:17:39 in the best running conditions seen in Belfast for the marathon in some years.
NORTHERN Irish Paralympic champion Jason Smyth has welcomed plans to offer tickets for the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships (August 4-13, 2017) and World ParaAthletics Championships (July 14-23, 2017) in London at family friendly prices to encourage people from all over Northern Ireland to attend.