7th for Michelle in European Final

mf_amsterdamMichelle Finn was in superb form in the 3K steeplechase final at the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam today. One of the best technical hurdlers in the field, Michelle finished very strong to cross the line in 7th place in PB of 9:43.19. She was the first of the Irish girls over the line.

Michelle is coached but the famous Donie Walsh who is very proud of her achievements to date. Hurdles coach Seamus Power has insured Michelle is technically on of the best hurdlers in the steeplechase event.

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Michelle qualifies for the European 3000m Steeplechase Final

2016-07-08 Michelle Finn running in the European Athletics ChampionshipsWell done to Michelle Finn today on a fantastic run in the semi-final of the 3000m Steeplechase at the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam. She finished 4th in her heat to qualify for the final in a seasonal best time of 9:45:93

You can watch the race below:

The final is on Sunday at 4:15pm.
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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:


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