Walking back to happiness!

Walking back to happiness!

Galway was incredibly well represented in this years olympics. As well as Paul Hession making it into the top 10 fastest men in the world, Loughrea’s Olive Loughnane – sister of craughwell athlete Ann – performed admirably in finishing 7th out of 48 starters in a hotly contested 20k walk today.

Olive covered the 20k in an impressive 1:27:45 – only 1 second behind the 6th placed athlete and a little over a minute behind the winner which as in the mens was a Russian. Olive ran an excellently paced race, gaining race positions steadily all the time.

Well done Olive – you’ve done your country proud! Producing a PB on the biggest day of your life shows your mettle.

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