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All Set for Highly Competitive Men's 100m at Belfast International Meet

19 June 2018

All Set for Highly Competitive Men

Athletics NI is delighted to release the start list of another highly competitive event for the Belfast International on 26th June, the Men’s 100m featuring a number of Northern Irelands top sprinting talent as well as number of in form internationals from three continents.

A trio of Northern Irish championship medallists will take on athletes from Senegal, England, Ireland and Pakistan.

Multiple Paralympic Champion and NI record holder, Jason Smyth (PB 10.22) will continue his preparations for the European Para Championships in Berlin this August. Jason will be joined by Commonwealth Medallist Leon Reid (PB 10.33) who will look to win the shorter distance before taking on his favourite event, the 200m, later on in the programme. Aaron Sexton (PB 10.52), the Commonwealth Youth Champion over 200m, will also be taking on the visiting International athletes and continuing his preparations towards next month’s World Junior Championships in Finland.

The athletes most likely to get amongst the home favourites will be Joshua Swaray of Senegal (PB 10.22), in form sub 21 second 200m runner Jordan Broome of England (PB 10.68), Poland’s Michal Jakobczyk (PB 10.52) and one of Ireland’s top sprinters in recent years Marcus Lawler (PB 10.30).

Athletics NI Athlete Development Lead Tom Reynolds commented “ We anticipate this year’s International to be even more exciting than the 2017 event. With even stronger fields and once again, thanks to our officials, having the ability to turn sprint races around to get favourable winds, we are likely to see some lightning fast times on the speedy Mary Peters Track”

The provisional start list for the international can be seen below.

 

Athlete

Country

PB

Leon Reid

NIR

10.33

Jason Smyth

NIR

10.22

Michal Jakobczyk

POL

10.52

Aaron Sexton

NIR

10.52

Dean Adams

NIR

10.73

Jordan Broome

ENG

10.68

Mark Kavanagh

IRL

10.83

Michael McCauley

NIR

10.71

Leo Morgan

IRL

10.77

Josh Swaray

SEN

10.22

Gareth Thompson

NIR

11.04

Umar Hameed

PAK

10.76

Christian Robinson

NIR

10.67

Marcus Lawler

IRL

10.30