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09 May 2012

First success at the Olympic Stadium in London

An Irish student won the first competition on the London 2012 Mondotrack.

Friday, May 4th the first official competition was held on the track at the Olympic Stadium in London: the 400m hurdles at the British Universities and Colleges Sports Championships. In front of 4,000 people the Irish student, Justine Kinney, who is pursuing a master's degree at Loughborough University, won with a time of 59.79. "Since this was the first race on this track, I really wanted to win!’’ said Justine. ‘’The track is amazing; it looks like you could fly over it ". The event was also followed by DailyMail which published an interesting article online.