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Thomas Barr named Irish Athlete of
25 Nov 2015 16:04
World University Games Champion Thomas Barr (Ferrybank) was named Athlete of the Year at the GloHealth National Athletics Awards, which took place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry today. Barr just edged Rob Heffernan (Togher) and Mark English (UCD) for the award with his consistency throughout the season.
Heffernan won the Endurace Athlete of the Year award for his return to form - he finished fifth in the 50km Race Walk at the World Athletics Championships.
English also had an excellent year with a silver medal over 800m at the European Indoor Athletics Championships. But Barr’s top-class summer, where he won the World Universities 400m hurdles title in Gwangju, South Korea and set a new Irish 400m hurdles record of 48.65 seconds at the Rome Diamond League, sealed the top award, along with the Track and Field Athlete of the Year and University Athlete of the Year awards.

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