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Clonliffe Harriers athlete Brian Gregan defied the blustery conditions to win over 400m in Sweden

Updated: Saturday, 15 Jun 2013 17:17 | Comments

Gregan has been in terrific this season
Gregan has been in terrific this season

Brian Gregan maintained his winning ways on the track when the Clonliffe Harriers AC athlete won over 400m this afternoon in Gothenburg.

In challenging windy conditions in the Swedish city, Gregan, 25, pushed out hard from the gun to 300m and developed a comfortable three-metre lead going into the home straight.

Driving on through the final 100m, Gregan stopped the clock in a time of 45.65, his third-fastest time ever for the competitive one-lap contest, and nearly six-tenths ahead of the second-place athlete, Denmark's Nick Ekelund-Arenander who clocked a respectable 46.26 - a season's best.

Gregan admitted: "Considering the wind here today, that was my best run so far this season."

Coach John Shields added: "Brian is very pleased with his performance today - another win in a good time.

"With more competition and better conditions, he will definitely improve his on his PB again soon. Now it's back to Dublin to get ready to compete well for Ireland at the European Team Champs next weekend."

Kerry's Laura Crowe (An Riocht AC) was also in action in Sweden today over 1500m, fresh from her PB of 2.02.69 set over 800m in Olso on Thursday night.

In a tactical race, Crowe (25) had difficulty staying with the sharp change of pace over the final 500m and finished seventh in a time of 4.16.64, behind the winner Meraf Bahta of Eritrea, who took the race in 4.09.60.

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