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Monday, January 19, 2015
24 hour World Championships Team Ireland Announced for 2015.
Eoin Keith, Eddie Gallen, John O'Regan.
The 24-hour World Championships for 2015 will take place in Turin, Italy on April 11th and 12th. The Irish team selected for this event will include participants in both male and female races.
Ruthann Sheahan announced herself on the global scene with a battling performance in 2012 when her 229km achieved 7th place in the World Champs and 5th place in Europe. She backed up that form last year when winning the Irish title in a very impressive 225km. Ruthann will seek to be very competitive in Turin.
Susan McCartney will be making her international debut over 24 hours in Turin. She has shown impressive form in the build up to these championships and will seek to underpin these performances at the highest level.
Eddie Gallen (Captain) based in Madrid is probably the most experienced member of the team. Eddie performed well in last year’s national championship with a new track PB of 227km and will be seeking to reach that level again.
John O’Regan is a three time Irish 24 Hour champion who recorded a strong performance in this year’s Irish 24 Hour race. He is an experienced international competitor and will hope to better his 33rd place in the 2012 World Champs.
Eoin Keith will seek to build on his strong performance last year when he recorded 234km to earn 25th place in the World and top 15 in the European champs. Eoin underlined his form later in the year when he established a new 24 Hour track record of 244km in winning the Irish Championships.