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European Teams: Barr, Lawler, Gregan win their heats

Thomas Barr in the 400m hurdles, Marcus Lawler 200m and Brian Gregan 400m all won their heats at the opening day of the European Clubs Team Championships in Vaasa Finland today. All five big names came through in the 400m hurdles (see below), which is shaping up to be the race of the competition. In […]

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Barr Runs 48.95 secs for third at Bislett Games

Thomas Barr produced his trademark finishing surge to finish third in the 400m hurdles at the Bislett Games in Oslo – his first Diamond League race of the season. In a race full of surprises, 21-year-old Karsten Warholm dictated the pace of the race from the start and went on to win in a Norwegian […]

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Barr to Lead Irish at Euro Team Championships

Thomas Barr, who is back competing on the international circuit after an injury break, will lead the Irish team at the European Athletics Team Championships First League in Vaasa, Finland on June 23-25. The 400m hurdles is shaping up as the race of the competition, with the Cuban Yasmani Copello Escobar, who runs for Turkey, […]

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Round-up: Barr 49.39 secs in Geneva. Mageean 2:07.40 for 800m at NI Championships.

Thomas Barr of Ferrybank showed that he’s over his recent injury when he clocked a time of 49.39 secs for third in the 400m hurdles at the  Athletics Geneva meet in Switzerland. This time is just outside the World Championships qualifying standard of 49.35 secs. Clonliffe’s Brian Gregan won  the 400m A heat with a […]

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Round-Up: PB of 2:16.18 for Sean Hehir in London (plus roads results)

Rathfarnham’s Sean Hehir finished best of the Irish in a personal best time of 2 hrs 16 mins 18 secs – comfortably inside the qualifying mark for the World Championships later this year. Behind him, Kevin Seaward  of St Malachy’s finished in 2:17:08, England-based Stephen Scullion on  2:17:59 and Raheny’s Mick Clohisey in 2:18:34. Hehir […]

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Round-Up: Barr Opens His Season at Irish Universities Championships. Corbally wins Ras UCD

Thomas Barr opened his outdoor season with victory in the 400m hurdles at the Irish Universities Track and Field Championships in CIT, Cork. Barr won the race in an untroubled 50.92 secs; a distant second was Joe Halwax  of DKIT in 53.83 secs.  Also opening his season in some style was Marcus Lawler of IT […]

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Barr’s record one of six at University Indoors (updated)

Thomas Barr broke his own 400m university  indoor record  with  time of 46.87 secs at the Irish University Indoor Championships in Athlone IT today. Running for the University of Limerick, Barr’s time is  also a qualifying time for  the European Indoor Championships.  Barr also finished second in the 200m and anchored UL to victory in […]

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Barr Ends Season in Zurich – and heads for Stradbally!

Thomas Barr , who finished a memorable fourth in the 400m hurdles at the Rio Olympics just over a fortnight ago, ended his season at the Zurich Diamond League on Thursday evening – and then headed for Stradbally and the Electric Picnic. In a top level race in Zurich, Barr finished sixth in 49.34 secs, […]

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Barr “kicks like an animal” for 4th

Thomas Barr of Ferrybank smashed his own Irish record when he finished fourth in the 400m hurdles final at the Rio Olympics in 47.97 secs. Barr was back in about fifth place coming into the finish, but “kicked like an absolute animal” to claw his way to fourth place, with only quarter of a second […]

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Brilliant Barr!

Thomas Barr of Ferrybank has made the final of the 400m hurdles  at the Rio Olympics after winning his semi-final in a brilliant new Irish record of 48.39 secs last night. Not since 1932 in Los Angeles when Irish athletics legend Bob Tisdall  won Olympic gold has an Irish athlete made the 400m hurdles final. […]

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