Irish runner Nadia Power had an amazing 2020 as she left her mark on Irish athletics.
Power took the opportunities to race during this unusual season and it certainly paid off. She won the 800m at the Motonet GP in Finland in August before moving on to take first place in the 800m in World Athletics Continental Tour in Croatia in September. Power ran an impressive time of 2:02.08, her second fastest in her career. Only four Irish women have run faster in the last five years – which included Power when she ran a new personal best and new Irish U-23 record in Italy and moved to 6th on the all time list.
It’s was a remarkable 8 days for Power, who ran three of the fastest times of her career.
To finish off the month, she moved to 9th on the all time Irish list for the mile after running a 4.32.5 in Barcelona, which was a personal best.
With a successful season under her belt, she also used her platform to speak out against racism following the global movement on the death of George Floyd. By educating herself about racism and pushing others to do the same, she has stepped up to make a change in her community.
A fantastic year for the young sprinter, who looks to 2021 with goals of getting faster and sets her sights on competing at the Olympics.