As he ran the second leg of Ireland’s 4x400m team in the final in Zurich, he already knew he has been invited back to the city next week….for a meet which includes star Usain Bolt.
The team came a very respectable 5th; and smashed the Irish record.
English admitted he felt a slight twinge in his hamstring just as he set off.
“The last 24 hours have been crazy, barely getting any sleep, but it has been amazing, an incredible feeling. Running 400m is a bit easier for me so I was looking forward to this, was excited about it,” he said.
His leg was fastest – at 45 seconds – and helped bring the Irish record down to 3:01.67, two seconds faster than the record they set the previous day.
The Letterkenny man, who won bronze on Friday night in the 800m, has already been invited to run the 800m back in Zurich on Thursday week, at the Weltklasse, also known as the one-day Olympics, where the star attraction is Mr Bolt.