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McLellan congratulates Robert Heffernan on 50km walk win in Moscow

14 August, 2013


The achievement of Robert Heffernan this morning of winning the 50Km walk at the world championships in Moscow ranks up there with Ireland's greatest on the World Athletic stage according to the Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Sport, Sandra McLellan TD.

The Cork East TD said after the race;

"I am truly delighted by Robert's achievement in Moscow today.

“We have seen, in the London Olympics and elsewhere what he is capable of, and the whole country is so proud of him bringing home the gold for Ireland.

“Rob Heffernan is an inspiration for athletes across the country and a true role model for young people. The dedication he puts in to what is a very technical sport is to be commended. The many hours of training he has endured has been rewarded and he is a deserving winner.

“He is a credit to his County and his Country, and we look forward to giving him a hero's welcome when he returns to Cork.”

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