World Class Athletics Returning to Athlone IT
AIT International Grand Prix 2017
Event Date: Wednesday the 15th of February 2017
Doors Open: 6pm Event Start: 6.30pm
Ticket Prices: Early Bird Ticket Price: Seated €20 only available until the 10th January 2017
Normal Prices: Seated €25, Standing €10
The 2017 AIT International Grand Prix is guaranteed to be a sell out for the fourth year in a row as athletics fans across the country avail of the opportunity to witness some of the world’s best talent on show in the midlands arena. In the past this event has been blessed to have European, World & Olympic Champions, some of whom have broken meet, all-comers and continental records. Indeed in 2015 Mutaz Essa Barshim, in a scintillating performance, had three attempts at the World Indoor High Jump Record. Sub 4 minute miles have become de rigueur in the men’s mile while four of the women’s 1500m field ran the World Indoor qualifying standard in 2016. World Champions Shawn Barber (Pole Vault) and Pavel Maslak (400m) both competed to amazing levels in 2016 alongside World 800m Silver medallist Melissa Bishop. As the fields for the 2017 event are currently being finalised we can guarantee another amazing night of indoor athletics with some of the sports biggest international and domestic names converging on Athlone.
AIT president, Prof Ciarán Ó Catháin, said: “We have a really top field of athletes lined up again for the grand prix in February. The fields will be filled with an even deeper level of talent than we have ever had before and that is saying quite something. We are very excited about the event as are many Athletics fans in Ireland. Ticket prices are very competitive again this year. There are not many events in the world where you will witness such top class sportspeople at such prices”.
2017 events are as follows:
Women: 60m, 60mH, Long Jump, 800m and 1500m
Men: 60m, 400m, 600m, High Jump and finally the Mile*.
(*The Mile will also have official timing at the 1500m mark for those looking for Euro Indoor standards etc.)