Pat Tiernan has broken the Oceania 10,000m in Los Angeles, USA. Running at the Sound Running event, put on for athletes to try and qualify for the rescheduled Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games.

Pat ran 27:22.55, to take over a second off the record, held by Stewart McSweyn from the Zatopek Classic in 2019, a race which Tiernan lead and ultimately came second to McSweyn.

Tiernan, shared the lead with Ed Cheserek and Eric Jenkins, taking the lead of the race with 1000m to go. He couldn’t shake Jenkins, who would out sprint him down the home straight.

Tiernan, who originally hails from Toowoomba, in Queensland, Australia, moved to the USA for his University studies. He attended Villanova University, where he had a successful NCAA career, highlighted by winning the NCAA Cross Country Championships.

From there he represented Australia in the 2016 Olympic Games and continued to train in Philadelphia under his college coach Marcus O’Sullivan, until a move this year saw Tiernan join Oregon Track Club in Eugene, Oregon and be coached by Olympic medallist Mark Rowland

10000 METRES

32:58.0                Alleyn GAINSFORD             AUS                03                  1+              Sydney                 04.09.28

31:09.0                John SAVIDAN                    NZL        301101                4            Los Angeles  31.07.32

30:31.0                Les PERRY                           AUS        290123                1              Melbourne           04.12.51

30:23.0                Les PERRY                           AUS        290123                1              Melbourne           17.10.53

30:02.4                Dave POWER                      AUS        140728                1              Sydney                 03.11.55

29:50.8                Allan LAWRENCE                AUS        090730                1              Sydney                 08.07.56

29:20.0                Allan LAWRENCE                AUS        090730                1              Sydney                 01.09.56

28:53.61               Allan LAWRENCE                AUS        090730                 3              Melbourne           23.11.56

28:48.0                Murray HALBERG               NZL        070733                1              Auckland              28.03.60

28:37.64               David POWER                    AUS        140728                3              Rome                   08.09.60

28:15.5                Ron CLARKE                        AUS        210237                1              Melbourne           18.12.63

28:14.0                Ron CLARKE                        AUS        210237                1              Turku                    16.06.65

27:39.89               Ron CLARKE                        AUS        210237                1              Oslo                      14.07.65

27:31.92               Shaun CREIGHTON             AUS        140567                2              Melbourne           25.11.96

27:29.73               Collis BIRMINGHAM           AUS        271284                 2              Berkley                 24.04.09

27:24.95               Ben ST LAWRENCE             AUS        071181                 3              Palo Alto               01.05.11

27.23.80               Stewart MCSWEYN            AUS        010695                 1              Melbourne           14.12.19

27.22.55               Patrick TIERNAN                AUS        110994                 2            Los Angeles  05.12.20