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Strong 400mH Semi for McMahon

09 July 2016

Strong 400mH Semi for McMahon

Photography by Keith McClure

Christine McMahon (Ballymena & Antrim) produced a gutsy run to finish fifth in her 400m hurdles semi-final in 56.87 seconds at the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam.

Running from lane 7, McMahon was in contention for a final berth with one hundred metres to go but just ran out of legs in the straight.

“I’m really happy with that coming off the first round where I didn’t feel great,” said McMahon afterwards who used a new stride pattern for the second time. “It worked really well. I tried using it for the first time last week and completely ran out of legs in the home straight. It was much better this time. I just need to get more work in and get fitter.”

McMahon has been juggling her final year in dentistry and training at a high level – she now has a clear path to take a leap forward.

 

Men's 4x100m Relay

The mens’ 4x100m relay team of Jason Smyth (Derry City), Eanna Madden (Carrick on Shannon), Jonathan Browning (Ballymena & Antrim) and Marcus Lawler (SLOT) finished 8th in 39.52 to go number three on the Irish all-time list.