Belfast, announcing 200m start list

Belfast International,

Thursday 1st August, first time as EAP meet ! D-8 !

Athletics NI announce the start lists for the Men’s 200m and 100m at the Belfast International EAP Meet on Thursday 1st August 2019.

Commonwealth Games Athlete and Paralympian, Jason Smyth (Derry Track Club/ NI) will compete against Great Britain’s Adam Gemili, the 2014 European Champion for the 200m and the 4x100m relays.

Jason Smyth currently holds the T13 World Records in the 100m and 200m events and has won gold at three Paralympics: 2008 in Beijing in the 100m and 200m; 2012 in London in the 100m and 200m and finally in 2016 in Rio De Janeiro in the 100m.

Adam Gemili has a 200m PB of 19.97s and was part of the gold winning 2017 World Championship 4x100m Relay team.

2014 European Champion for the 200m and 4x100 Relays, Adam Gemili will be joining his GB team mate. Adam has a 200m PB of 19.97s and was part of the gold winning 2017 World Championship 4x100m Relay team.

Also toeing the start line will be Ireland’s Marcus Lawler, who has represented his country at two Senior European Championships and gained a bronze medal at the recent Summer Universiade in Naples Italy. He currently holds a PB of 20.40s and will be joined by Stephen Gaffney (Ireland) who holds a 20.39s PB time. Stephen recently came 1st in the 200m and 100m Finals of the IMC Meet Greystones on 4th May 2019.

Eanna Madden (Ireland) holds a current PB of 21.03s, with a season’s best of 21.25s from Sheffield on 6th July 2019.

Great Britain pair Kane Howitt and Fred Afrifa will join the start line. Both men competed at the Loughborough International on 19th May in the 200m. Kane Howitt took 4th place in Race 2 in a time of 21.55s (PB: 21.03s) and Fred Afrifa was 4th in Race 5 in a time of 21.76s (PB: 21.46s).

Previous Ulster Schools 400m Champion, Chris O’Donnell will also be competing. Chris recently came 1st in Race 4 of the 200m at the Loughborough International in a time of 21.85s.

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