DUBLIN — Catherina McKiernan got back to winning ways after a knee injury when she dominated an international half-marathon in Paris on Sunday.
McKiernan’s time of 71 minutes may not have been that impressive, but she was still relieved to have finished the race without any problems.
"I wasn’t sure how the knee would react," said McKiernan, "but everything was fine."
The Cavan athlete admitted she would have to undergo "a bit of a crash course" to prepare for the high-profile London Marathon in mid-April.
Meanwhile, Ireland’s James Nolan finished a strong fifth in the 800 meters final at the World Indoor championships in M’bashi, Japan. Nolan clocked 1:47.77, but failed to get into the medals in a race won by South Africa’s Johan Botha in 1:45.47.