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Fortrose teenager takes on top athletes from across Europe in Northern Ireland

By Will Clark

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LUCAS Cairns finished within the top 20 at the Armagh International Road Race in Northern Ireland tonight.

Lucas Cairns competed at Armagh.
Lucas Cairns competed at Armagh.

The 15-year-old Fortrose athlete finished in 18th place in eight minutes and 55 seconds in the 3k race.

The race was won by Matthew Neill in 8:37 with Danny Mooney and Eskander Turki joint second in 8:41.

In the women's race, 17-year-old Inverness athlete Megan Keith came ninth in nine minutes and 24 seconds.

The race was won by Anna Emilie Moller from Denmark in 8:58. England's Alexandra Bell was second in 9:06 with fellow English athlete Amy Griffiths third in 9:09.

Inverness Harrier athlete Jenny Bannerman finished 20th in 9:34.

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