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Mark English earns spot at Worlds after second-place finish in Diamond League

The Letterkenny native qualified for London with a time of 1.45.42 in Stockholm.

Mark English (file pic).
Mark English (file pic).
Image: Mark Shearman/INPHO

IRELAND’S MARK ENGLISH secured his spot at the World Championships in London after coming second at the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm earlier today.

The 24-year-old finished in the 800m with a time of 1.45.42 just behind Thimen Kuppers of the Netherlands (1.45.02) and ahead of third-place South African Reinhardt van Rensburg (1.45.72).

The Letterkenny native previously only managed a time of 1.46.02 in Hengelo earlier this month, just outside 1.45.90 world 800m standard.

Today’s result continues a positive few days for Irish athletics, after Thomas Barr came third in his first Diamond League of the season on Friday with a time of 48.95 in the 400m hurdles, qualifying for the World Championships in the process.

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