Cork sprinter Phil breaks 100m record

Cork sprinter Phil breaks 100m record
Ireland's Phil Healy at the World Indoor Championship. Picture: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

CORK sprinter Phil Healy has become the fastest Irishwoman in history after breaking the national 100m record in Santry last night.

The world indoor semi-finalist ran a time of 11.28, which is a .12 faster than the previous record.

That was held by another Leesider, Áilis McSweeney, in 2010, and Amy Foster in 2014.

The 23-year-old from Enniskeane, who was an Evening Echo Ladies Sports Star winner earlier this year for her exploits this season to date, has thrived since a move to Waterford for college, as she is based closer to her trainer Shane McCormack.

Previously she had only been able to link up with the Wexford native every couple of weeks, but her more focused approach now is reaping a rich reward.

Healy got a lot of attention two years ago for a famous comeback in the final leg of the 4 x 400m relay at the Irish University Championships in 2016 after clawing back an 80m gap. A clip of that astonishing race went viral around the world, but Healy has upped another few gears since.

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