From Clara to Beijing

Michelle Finn was running in the semi-final of the 3000m Steeplechase at the World Championships in Beijing yesterday. Unfortunately she failed to make the final, running well outside her best time. But, it’s an experience on her way to the Olympics in Rio next year which she has qualified already for.

Michelle’s mum Mary is from Millstreet, and runs with Millstreet AC. They are a family of runners and are regularly seen at the races around Cork and winning often too. All have all run the Clara Mountain Run in recent years. Michelle was the national champion 3000m steeplechaser in 2013.

Listen to her post race interview below:

No stopping Cork’s Flying Finns

2015-08-25 mf wc steeplechase

DSCF3491 - Mary Finn - Millstreet AC-600
Mary Finn

1 thought on “From Clara to Beijing”

  1. Just like her mother Mary one of the best of Millstreet
    Michelle Finn of Leevale A C is quite quick on her feet
    In the World 3k steeplechase in Beijing against the World’s best she did compete
    One can say of her quite a marvelous athlete

    Her mother Mary O Connor Finn a renowned veteran athlete in Ireland today
    Breeding does beget breeding as the wise one does say
    Her daughter Michelle competed against the World’s best
    And the 2016 Olympics in Rio for her is the next big test

    To be selected to compete in the World Championships and the Olympics is quite an honor indeed
    And to compete against the best in the World only the best do succeed
    In Rio at the Olympics against the World’s best Michelle will take her place
    For Leevale, Cork and Ireland and for glory she will race

    When competing against the best in the World it is so hard to win
    Even for a top class athlete like the great Michelle Finn
    She is one who performs where the cheering is loud
    And of her great performance in Beijing she can feel justifiably proud.

    “The Great Michelle Finn” is by Francis Duggan


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.