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Wednesday motivation: watch this runner win with a huge finishing kick (and a broken wrist)

If the running doesn't motivate you, the commentating surely will

Irish athlete Cathal Doyle had hoped to win his country’s iconic Morton Mile last week. The athlete “lost on the dive,” as announcers phrased it, to Olympian Andrew Coscoran. Doyle rallied, and at the Cork City Sports meet he made a remarkable comeback performance with a beautiful finishing kick to win the men’s mile.

Doyle easily ran a sub-four mile with a time of 3:56.35., and set a new PB. Not only did Doyle solidly take the win, but he did it with a fractured elbow and broken wrist. In a pre-race interview, Doyle was questioned about the injured arm and he blithely commented, “Just tape it up, it’ll be grand.”

Doyle competes on the University of Portland’s cross-country and track teams as well as the Irish Clonliffe Harriers.


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