Letterkenny man, Mark English, is one of the main hopes for a medal among the Irish team selected for next week’s European Indoor Championships in Istanbul.
The Finn Valley clubman is returning to the same stage where he has twice won medals before, over 800 metres – bronze, four years ago in Glasgow, and silver in Prague in 2015.
English is also a two-time European medal winner outdoors, the latest of coming in Munich last August, having also won bronze in Zurich back in 2014.
According to the Irish Times, he’s well primed to challenge again, winning a ninth national senior indoor title last Sunday, placing sixth in 1:48.76 at the Millrose Games the week before, having run an excellent 1:46:57 in Boston the week before that.
The European Indoor Athletics Championships take place in Istanbul from March 2nd-5th.