Juan Runs in Croke Park

Juan Igena Pena was a part of a very special mile race in Croke Park on Sunday to celebrate 100 years of Ireland in the Olympics.

On the 100th anniversary of the modern Tailteann Games the GAA celebrated their links with athletics with a one mile race on grass in Croke Park.

82,000 people watched from the stands at the first one mile race held in Croke Park since 1966! The race was held at half-time in the Cork v Limerick All-Ireland hurling semi-final.

The race was won in a new stadium record of four minutes 10.39 seconds by two time NCAA champion Luke Horner. Juan posted 4:25.14 for sixth place.

Full result

  1. Luke Houser – USA – 4:10.39
  2. Shane Bracken – Swinford – 4:10.88
  3. Sean Tobin – Clonmel – 4:11.79
  4. John Travers – Donore Harriers – 4:13.35
  5. Mark Hanrahan – Ennis Track – 4:20.53
  6. Juan Ignacio De la Pena – Raheny Shamrock – 4:25.14
  7. Hugh Armstrong – Ballina – 4:26.67.

A big congratulations to former member Liam Moggan who had the brain child of the event with the GAA’s Charles Harrison.

Also to our own Feidhilm Kelly with the assistance of Dermott McDermott and Pierce O’Callaghan who put the race field together for the novel event.