Rhasidat Adeleke (Tallaght AC) broke her own Irish 200m indoor record with a world leading time of 22.52 at the Dr. Martin Luther King Collegiate Invitational in Albuquerque in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Adeleke’s winning time was more than three-tenths of a second faster than her previous record of 22.85, set in Albuquerque last February. It moved the 20-year-old up to 25th on the World all-time 200m list indoors, though the record is subject to ratification.
Adeleke also ran 7.20 seconds in the 60m dash, finishing second behind team-mate Julien Alfred, whose winning time of 7.02 set a new NCAA record.
Rhasidat Adeleke 22.52 over 200 indoor
25th woman all-time
9th woman in Europe all-time
Best time in Europe in the last 20 years (22.49 set by Muriel Hurtis in 2003) https://t.co/xaQJqpeYWr
— Queenatletica (@Queenatletica) January 22, 2023
This latest record-breaking performance continues on Adeleke’s form from her sparkling 2022 season which saw the Tallaght sprint star finish 5th in the European 400m final in a record breaking time of 50.53 (Aug 2022).
There was also a superb 60m performance from Sarah Leahy (Killarney Valley AC) who posted a 7.32 in the Czech Republic Saturday to move to joint eighth on the Irish all-time list alongside Ailis McSweeney.