2018 Morton Games javelin champion Lars Timmermann (NED) has confirmed that he will be back in Santry to defend his title on August 21. Timmermann won last year's competition with a best of 76.40. Already this season he has thrown 75.69 and is in fine form having won four of his five competitions to date. He has a PB of 79.59 and will hopefully break that elusive 80 m mark in front of the Morton crowd in some 10 weeks time.
Morton Games is delighted to have received the support of Athletics leinster who will sponsor the men's 100 at this year's meet. The 100 has traditionally been one of the highlights of Morton Games bringing in the past to Santry world class athletes of the calibre of Yohan Blake (JAM) in 2015 and in recent years Jeff Demps (USA) and last year's 100 winner Sean McLean (USA). At this relatively early stage although the fields are still being gathered in the organisers are confident that last year's winner will be back to defend his title on August 21.
It is anticipated that once again there will be up to 20 athletes competing in the men's 100 meaning that Morton Games will open with two semifinals and then the final at around 8 PM. The meet director expressed his gratitude to Athletics Leinster for coming on board in 2019 saying: ‘we are delighted to have received the support and endorsement of Athletics.Leinster. Not only does this mean that we can continue to bring the best sprinters to Dublin but to have the support of yet another of our sport’s governing bodies adds enormously to the prestige of Morton Games’
It is with Considerable pleasure that Morton Games can confirm that both Behan and Associates, Legal Costs Accountants and Commercial Hygiene Services have agreed to continue their generous sponsorship of the Morton Mile, the flag ship event at Morton Games.
Both companies have been loyal supporters of Morton Games since 2011. The meet director of Morton Games said: 'to have the continued commitment of Behan and Associates and Commercial Hygiene Services to the Morton Games and in particular the Morton Mile is a source of great pride to all the Morton Games team. These loyal sponsors have been on board since the outset and their commitment and support of Morton Games is exceptional. We are delighted to have both companies once again as joint sponsors of the Morton Mile. The managing directors of these companies have of course a long association with Clonliffe Harriers and the sport of athletics and to have them with us once again means that we can continue to strive forward and bring the best milers possible to Dublin on August 21'.
The Morton Mile has been the most prolific producer of sub- 4 miles in Ireland. Since the first Morton memorial mile in 1970 no less then 144 sub 4 have been run in this race. The first sub- 4 Morton mile was by Kip Kieno (KEN) 3.59.2 in 1970 and the 144th came from Corey Bellmore (CAN) 3.59.98 for 11th place in 2018. With the caliber of athletes looking to race in the mile this year the number of sub 4s may well crash through the 150 later this Summer.
The Countdown is well and truly on. Already there are only, today, 100 days left until August 21st` Morton Games here in the Morton Stadium, Santry.
Events confirmed include the Morton Mile, Albie Thomas 5000, Loki Sports men’s 400, Dublin Marathon women’s 800, men’s 100, women’s 200, men’s Javelin and women’s high jump.
With inquiries and requests for places coming in daily agents and athletes are encouraged to contact us now by e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also we have a number of events currently unsponsored so there are opportunities available for interested companies and individuals.
Morton Games will be livestreamed and will also be televised.
Further updates as we move forward.