The Morton Games at Santry Stadium will play host to athletes from over 30 countries from all five continents in two weeks time on July 19th.
Irish international athletes Brian Gregan and Siofra Clerigh-Buttner attended the launch yessterday alongside Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin and Deputy Mayor of Fingal Grainne Maguire. Both athletes will compete in July 19th’s big international Meet at the Morton Stadium, Santry.
“This year’s Morton Games promises to be another wonderful night of athletics and a fantastic opportunity for the Irish public to see some top class athletes in action,” said Minister Griffin.
“It is also a great chance for our athletes to test themselves against international opposition in preparation for the European Athletics Championships which take place in Berlin in August.”
The Morton Games now in its eighth year as an annual international track and field meet. It is a collaborative event organised between the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus who manage Morton Stadium, athletics club Clonliffe Harriers who are based there and Athletics Ireland.
Aside from Brian Gregan and Siofra Clerigh-Buttner the Meet will feature Ireland’s fastest woman Phil Healy, Sean Tobin in the Morton Mile, John Travers and Stephen Scullion in the 5000.
Confirmed international athletes participating in the Meet include 2016 world indoor 800 champion Boris Berian (USA), Crystal Emmanuel (CAN), a two time Olympian and finalist in both the 2017 world championships and Diamond League. Olympic high jump finalist Alyx Treasure (CAN) and Ryan Gregson (AUS) a 2016 Olympic 1500 finalist have also been confirmed as competing among what is estimated at this point to be around 20 Olympians.
One of the highlights will be the Aon sponsored 100 Metres for which 20 athletes have so far been entered. A number of those have personal bests in or around the 10:00 mark and it is hoped that with favourable conditions we may see the first ever hundred metres run in under that mark on Irish soil.