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Ray Flynn to star in Longford Mile event

September 22, 2017

The running legend & two-time Olympian, who still holds the Irish record for the Mile, is very much revered locally.

By Liam Cosgrove, Longford Leader

Longford athlete and two-time Olympian Ray Flynn will be the center of attention in the county town in a little over a week's time when he tackles the Irish Mile, a distance he still holds the record for.

The decorated runner, who completed 89 sub-4 minute Mile performances during his illustrious career, is lined up to lead a special Athletics Ireland supported event in Longford town on Monday, October 2.

The occasion, suitably coined the Ray Flynn Mile, is one which has is also being fronted by seasoned marathon runner Liam Fenelon.

He said the lure of having the Flynn name in situ for Monday week's showcase is likely to draw plenty of interest from local runners and spectators alike.

“It's a Mile of Longford town and Athletics Ireland are chip timing the whole thing,” he said.

Flynn, who still holds the Irish record for the Mile, a feat he achieved in Oslo back in July 1982 is still very much revered locally.

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