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English into 800 metre semi-final at Rio Olympics

Mark English in Letterkenny with the bronze medal he won in the European Championships in 2014.

Mark English in Letterkenny with the bronze medal he won in the European Championships in 2014.

LETTERKENNY athlete Mark English has just qualified for the men’s 800 metre semi-final at the Rio Olympics.

English finished comfortably in third place in this afternoon’s first heat in a time of 1:46.40 to guarantee his place in Sunday’s race.

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After missing out on the London Olympics, by .17 of a second, he hopes to qualify for the final in what is a hugely competitive event.

 

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