Longford athlete Cian McPhillips smashes junior 1,500m record which has stood since 1996

Silver medals for Nelvin Appiah and Yemi Talabi at Irish Life Health National Indoor Championships in Athlone IT

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Longford athlete Cian McPhillips smashes junior 1,500m record which has stood since 1996

Longford athlete Cian McPhillips smashes junior 1,500m record which has stood since 1996

The star of impressive Longford athlete Cian McPhillips continues to rise after he smashed the junior 1,500m record which has stood since 1996 at the ‪Irish Life Health National Junior & U23’s Indoor Championships in Athlone Institute of Technology ‬on Sunday.

The Longford AC athlete left the remainder of the field in his wake as he captured gold  in the Junior men’s 1,500m in a time of 3.54.77, breaking Kevin Walker’s record set in 1996. 

Two Longford athletes also won silver medals at Athlone IT. 

Nelvin Appiah finished second in National Junior Men's Indoor High Jump, clearing 1.96m and Yemi Talabi took silver in the Junior Women's Long Jump 5.24m.