Catherina McKiernan Wins National 5K Title

Catherina McKiernan created more history as she landed the first ever National 5K road title in Dublin on Saturday.

The four time World Cross-Country silver medalist clocked 17 minutes 15 seconds for victory in the Phoenix Park some 13 seconds clear of Portlaoise’s Mary Mulhare.

The victory was McKiernan’s first national title since 1996 when she won the 5,000 metre track championship, going onto compete in the 10,000 metres final at that year’s Olympic Games.

The Annalee athlete is still in competitive shape and regularly posts in the top 10 at road races across the country. The win was her ninth national senior title.