Senator Brian O’Domhnaill claimed the gold medal at the North & Central American and Caribbean World Masters Athletics (NCCWMA) Regional Championships in Toronto, Canada on Friday.
The Donegal senator, who was competing in the 10,000 metres walk, came first for his age and fifth overall in the event, clocking a time of 51.23.
Reacting on social to the victory, the Cloughaneely man said:(I’m) thrilled to win gold in my age category and obtain the 5th place overall.
“Hard work pays off and days like this make all the sacrifices and early morning / late evening training worthwhile. Thank you to everyone who has sent me messages and good luck wishes – it is greatly appreciated.”
He added: “I am pretty pleased with the outcome and grateful for the opportunity of being able to compete. Ultimately in a major championship race, it’s always brilliant to be on the podium.”