Peter Arthur continued his fine track form when winning the Dublin Senior 5000 Metres at last night’s Graded Meeting at Irishtown Stadium.
Peter also recorded a new Personal Best over the distance with a finishing time of 15mins 5 seconds. After an opening lap of 73 secs a small group of six athletes including Peter went clear of the field and they passed 3000 Metres in 9 mins 10 secs.
Peter was now in a group of three who were making the pace. With three laps to go he took control and immediately opened a gap on his two pursuers which he stretched as he went for the finish line. A last 200 metres of 33 seconds showed his superior speed and strength was the winning factor.
This is Peter’s second senior title win this year as he also won the Leinster Senior Cross Country title in January.