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    New Zealand's Julian Oakley and Australia's Chartt Miller are the latest international athletes to be confirmed for the Mens Mile at the Letterkenny AC Sub 4 Minute Mile Challenge Event on Friday 10th July.

    Julian Oakley has been on a distance running scholarship in Providence College, Rhode Island and broke the 4 minute mile barrier for the first time in 2014 with a 3:58 clocking. He followed this up in February of this year by running 3:57.22 indoors. He is coached by renowned Irish coach Ray Treacy at Providence College.

    Chartt Miller is an up and coming Australian athlete who is on scholarship at Iona College, New York. He is coming to Letterkenny in great form on the back of a 1500m PB only a few weeks ago and looks set to better his mile PB of 4:00.99, and join the elite few who can claim a sub 4 minute mile as their own. (4 photos)
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    SUB 10 SECONDS AFRICAN SPRINT SENSATION HEADING FOR LETTERKENNY

    Want to know what it's like to see someone who can run 9.98 seconds for 100m? - then get yourself along to the Letterkenny AC Sub 4 Minute Mile Challenge Event on Friday 10th July!

    Gabriel Mvumvure of Zimbabwe will join a host of top sprinters on the 100m start line at the Danny McDaid Athletics Track, Aura Leisure Centre. Mvumvure is a former African Junior Champion and was a semi-finallist from the 2013 World Championships. His personal best time of 9.98 seconds ranks him as one of the top 10 African sprinters of all time.

    Other African sprinters set to compete in the 100m in Letterkenny are his Zimbabwean team-mate Tatenda Tsumba, the South African duo of Lebakeng Sesele and Mpho Katlego Tladi, and Roger Haitengi of Namibia. What a race this is turning out to be on Friday 10th July - don't miss it - be there at 7pm!! (4 photos)
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    The Mens 800m race at the Letterkenny Sub 4 Minute Mile Challenge Event is shaping up to be a fast one with the addition of Sam Ellison of the USA and Germany's Patrick Schoenball.

    Ellison is a graduate of the famed Villanova University, where many of Ireland's most successful distance athletes attended such as Sonia O'Sullivan, Ronnie Delaney, Eamonn Coghlan and Marcus O'Sullivan. Ellison has a personal best of 1:47.60 and during his time at Villanova took six All-American honours, two Penn Relay titles, and four Big East championships.

    Schoenball returns to Letterkenny looking to improve on his 3rd place finish at last year's event behind winner Kenya's Reuben Bett. He boasts a personal best of 1:47.17 and is a former scholarship athlete with Baylor University. The action kicks off at the Danny McDaid Track, Aura Leisure Centre at 7pm on Friday 10th July. (4 photos)
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    Two more top European milers added to the field for the Letterkenny AC Sub 4 Minute Mile Challenge Event on Friday 10th July.

    Clemens Bleistein of Germany competed at the European Indoor Championships in Prague in March in the 3000m. Having already ran 7:53 for 3000m and 13:45 for 3000m this season, he will be stepping down a distance to see if he can join the illustrious sub 4 mile club at the Letterkenny meeting.

    Mads Taersbøl of Denmark is another athlete who will be coming to Letterkenny in fine form. He recently won the 3000m at the European Athletics Team Championships in Bulgaria, helping Denmark to overall victory.

    They join the already star studded field for the feature event, the Mile, on Friday July 10th at 7pm at the Danny McDaid Athletics Track, Aura Leisure Centre, Letterkenny. (4 photos)
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