It is just about eight months until the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Olympic Games will take place from 26 July to 11 August 2024.
Sinéad Diver continued her preparation for the games last weekend. She is due to represent her adopted Australia in the women's marathon in Paris.
Last weekend (October 29) she ran in the annual Strait Link 10k in Burnie. It’s a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia.
She put the disappointment of second places in Burnie 10k in 2021 and 2022, to break through for a well-deserved win in an excellent 32:38
Averaging 3:16 per kilometre, this result shows that she is in fine form.
No Irish woman athlete has ran faster over 10k this year. Her best 10k time on the road was 31:59 in Launceston in 2018.
She runs with Glenhuntly AC in Melbourne where she is coached by Nic Bideau, and the Belmullet native is also a current member of Mayo AC.
She's the course record holder of the West of Ireland Women’s 10k - she won the race in 35:27 in 2016.
Her focus is on the marathon, and her personal best 2:21.34 in Valencia last December is an Australia and Oceania record and also the fastest of all- time by an Irish-born woman athlete.