Emer McKee: Belfast runner, 12, breaks world age group 5km file a second time

Emer McKee: Belfast runner, 12, breaks world age group 5km record a second time

Emer McKee has set both her world records at Down Royal Racecourse
Emer McKee is a member of the Willowfield membership in East Belfast

Belfast lady Emer McKee broke her personal world 5km file for a 12-year-old by 13 seconds in Lisburn on Sunday.

McKee smashed the world’s finest time by a 12-year-old in a 5km highway race at Down Royal Racecourse in April and set her newest file on the identical venue.

The Willowfield Harrier clocked 16 minutes and 27 seconds on the Lisburn Competition of Operating on Sunday.

After her efficiency in April, Emer defined her success by saying that “I simply attempt to run as quick as I can”.

Her run again in April led to widespread media protection together with a reside interview on BBC Breakfast.

After beginning within the sport in Parkruns, the teenager joined the Willowfield membership on the age of 9.

Previous to her run in April, the earlier world’s finest 5km highway race time for a 12-year-old was a mark of 17:16 in Florida by Annabella Veltcheva in March 2017.

Sunday’s occasion was organised by ChampionChip Eire who stage highway racing occasions everywhere in the island and organisers mentioned they “prolonged large congratulations” to the Belfast lady.

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