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Athlete Of The Month – January

Leevale AC Athlete, Alex Wright is the Cork City Sports Athlete Of the Month for January 2017.

On January 28th last, in Bratislava, Alex set a World Leading Time, with a 5m race walk win against a strong International Field. In February, he followed this performance when he won the 5km Race Walk, at the AAI Games, in AIT Indoor Arena in Athlone, in a personal best, and then set a new National Record at the Athletics Ireland National Record of 18:50.70, and, in the process, breaking Rob Heffernan’s previous record of 18:51.46, set in 2008. ¬†Alex has already qualified for both 20k and 50k Race Walks at this year’s World Championships, in London.

Alex thanked the Cork City Sports for the ongoing support and award. He also thanked the sponsors; The River Lee, The Evening Echo, 96FM & C103FM and LeisureWorld.

Chairman Tony O’Connell stated that Cork City Sports were very impressed with Alex’s strong performances this early in the season and wished every him every success in his preparations for the World Championships

L to R., Michael O'Connell CCS, Darren Johnston, Cork 96FM C103, Frank Walley, President CCS, Nicola Cullinane, Marketing Executive, Evening Echo, Tony O'Connell Chairman CCS, Alex Wright, Leevale A.C. (Recipient), Ruairi O'Connor, General Manager, The River Lee, Rory Noonan, Deputy Editor, Evening Echo and Terry O'Rourke, Secretary CCS. Picture. Martin Collins.

L to R., Michael O’Connell CCS, Darren Johnston, Cork 96FM C103, Frank Walley, President CCS, Nicola Cullinane, Marketing Executive, Evening Echo, Tony O’Connell Chairman CCS, Alex Wright, Leevale A.C. (Recipient), Ruairi O’Connor, General Manager, The River Lee, Rory Noonan, Deputy Editor, Evening Echo and Terry O’Rourke, Secretary CCS. Picture. Martin Collins.

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