Thomas Barr heads in to today’s Olympic Games 400m hurdles final having turned in the best performance to date by an Irish athlete at the Rio Olympics when he qualified for the final in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Well it has finally arrived. No more sleeps! The months, even years, of anticipation are over. The athletics kicks off at the Olympics in Rio today and a number of Irish athletes make an early debut in the Estádio Olímpico João Havelange.
Ciara Mageean has experienced plenty of highs, and a few lows, in her career, but she is in the form of her life as she prepares to step onto the biggest stage of all. Malcolm McCausland looks at her journey so far...
MARK English continues his race against time to be fit for the Olympics when he runs in the London Anniversary Games tomorrow on the track where he set his personal best of 1:44.84s almost exactly three years ago.