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Pollock withdraws from marathon with injury

Updated: Saturday, 16 Aug 2014 22:08 | Comments

Paul Pollock will miss the men's marathon at the European Championships
Paul Pollock will miss the men's marathon at the European Championships

Ireland's Paul Pollock has been forced to withdraw from Sunday's men's marathon at the European Championships in Zurich due to injury.

A troublesome hip injury has left the Annadale striders AC member to unable to take to the start line.

Ireland will still be represented in the marathon by Sean Hehir, Thomas Frazer, and Kevin Seaward.

Other Irish athletes in action on the final day of the European Athletics Championships include Ciaran O’Lionaird and Paul Robinson, who both compete in the final of the 1500m at 2.05pm.

The men’s 4x400m will also contest a final, a day after breaking the national record in the heats with a time of 3.03.57.

The team for the final will be Brian Gregan, Mark English, Richard Morrissey and Thomas Barr, with the race getting underway at 2:40pm.

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