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Israel Olatunde Runs Second Fastest time over 60m

Israel Olatunde set a new Irish men’s U23 60m record at the National Indoor Arena on Sunday (9).

Olatunde’s run of 6.67 also makes him the second-fastest Irishman ever over the distance. Only Paul Hession’s Irish senior record of 6.61 that he set in 2007 in Birmingham, ranks higher.

Remarkably, Olatunde is still only 19, and the race was his first competitive run of the season.

The time betters Olatunde’s previous personal best for 60m, set in February last year, by 0.06. That mark was also the previous U23 record.

Olatunde is the reigning Irish senior 100m champion – claiming that title in Santry last June in a personal best of 10.49 seconds when still only 18.