McKillop sets record in Olympic stadium
- From the section Olympics
Irish paralympian Michael McKillop has become the first male athlete to set a new world record in the London 2012 Olympic Stadium.
The Glengormley athlete ran 3:59.54 minutes in the 1500m at the Visa London Disability Athletics Challenge, easily beating his previous best of 4:14.81.
"It's nice to be here and breaking a world record. I'm happy to be the first male to do it in the stadium," he said.
The 22-year-old won T37 gold at 800m in the Beijing Paralympics four years ago.