Mark English has been forced to withdraw from the European Indoor Championships in Istanbul.
The Finn Valley man was forced to pull out due to illness.
The exact nature of the illness has not been specified.
The Letterkenny man was due to take part in the heats of the 800 metres later this evening (Thurs)
English said he is disappointed not to be taking his place on the start line.
He said: “I came here in great shape, but unfortunately I’m not in a position to do myself justice”.
Athletics Ireland wished Mark all the best with his recovery and looked forward to seeing him back in the green singlet later this year.