Athlone IT leads the Midlands in hosting record breaking athletics

Athlone IT is cementing its status as a venue for record breaking athlectics.

The international athletics Grand Prix took place in Athlone IT last night – it’s now in its eighth year.

Bantry native Phil Healy stole the show with an Irish 200 metre record and also becoming the fastest European women this year.

Director of the event Gordon Brett says the vision of AIT President Ciaran O’Chathain has paid off not just for the town but also for the athletes.