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Already strong 110mH field boosted by ODonnell and Martinsen additions

03 May 2016

Despite the absence of Ben Reynolds, who is racing in Clermont, USA, the men’s 110m Hurdles could arguably be the strongest field in the meeting with no less than five men with PB’s below the 14 second barrier.

Irish no.2 Gerard O’Donnell (PB 13.87) will face stiff opposition from Bath based European U23 Championship 4th placer David King (PB 13.69) who has shown incredible indoor form just missing the World Indoor Championships by 0.01. The race will be a European affair with King’s Hungarian training partner Valdo Szucs (PB 13.91) and the recent addition of the Danish number one Andreas Martinsen (PB 13.69). Belfast International 2014 3rd place finisher Jake Porter (PB 13.91) is the 5th man to have gone sub 14 and there will be personal bests expected from Ireland’s top two U20 athletes in 2015, Matthew Behan (PB 14.52) and Garbhan McKenna (PB 14.92) in only their second race over the senior heights.

1

David

King

England

13.69

2

Andreas

Martinsen

Denmark

13.69

3

Gerard

O'Donnell

Carrick on Shannon

13.87

4

Jake

Porter

England

13.91

5

Valdo 

Szucs

Hungary

13.91

6

Matthew

Behan

Crusaders AC

14.52

7

Garbhan

McKenna

Shercock AC

14.92

8

Adam

Hill

City of Lisburn AC

15.53