Lavin in a world of her own ahead of Athletics Championships

Sarah Lavin preparing for her run at the recent Morton Games in Dublin. Photo: Sam Barnes

LIMERICK’S Sarah Lavin is in the form of her life entering the World Athletics Championships, which open in Budapest (Hungary) last weekend.

In her most recent outing, 100m hurdler Lavin produced a best-ever run (12.67) to smash her personal best at the Citius meeting in Bern, Switzerland.

Her time was just off Derval O’Rourke’s Irish record of 12.65, which the Corkwoman ran to win silver at the Europeans in Barcelona in 2010.

“I would love to think this will be our most successful global championship for some time in terms of the depth of performance across the range of events,” stated Paul McNamara, Athletics Ireland’s director of High Performance.

“Rarely have we gone into a champs with that range of athletes ranked so highly, whether it’s Brian (Fay) with his 13.01 (Irish 5,000m record), Sarah (Lavin) with her hurdle marks and being zoned in on the national record, etc.”

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