Tommy Hughes sets new World age group record for half marathon

Maghera's Tommy Hughes broke the World Age Group record for 60 years in the P&O Antrim Coast Half Marathon at the weekend.

Tommy Hughes.

The local athlete finished in a time of 1 hour 11 minutes and 09 seconds, beating the previous record set by Welsh athlete Martin Rees in 2013, by 22 seconds.

In windy conditions, just over 60 athletes took to the streets of Larne to take part in the event, in a race which saw four-time Olympic Gold Medallist, Sir Mo Farah attempt to beat his own British record.

It was an early start for the athletes, as they toed the start line on Saturday morning with Olympian Mo Farah, including Strive Running Club’s Tommy Hughes and Under Armour athlete, Stephen Scullion.

Sir Mo led the race from the start, and finished in 60mins, 31secs which is his 4th fastest time and the 3rd fastest on the UK All Time List.

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