Mark English

IRISH TRACK & FIELD

EUROPEAN MEDALLIST

Fifth in the World Junior final in 2012, Mark has since won a European bronze (2014) and two European Indoor medals (silver 2015,bronze 2019) and made semi-finals at World Championships and the 2016 Olympics.

He graduated in June 2019 as a medical Doctor from UCD and is currently working as doctor in Dublin and training.

In late June 2021 his 1:44.71 in Spain finally broke David Matthew’s Irish senior 800m record that had stood for 26 years. It was also inside the Olympic qualifying standard of 1:45.20 that qualified Mark to represent Ireland in his second Olympics Toyko 2020.

2022 will be another big year of competition for Mark where he will compete in the World Athletics Championships in Oregon USA and the European Athletics Championships in Munich Germany.

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Mark English ‘never happier’ after breaking Irish 800m record that stood for 26 years
Mark English said he has “never been happier after a race” than he was after breaking the Irish 800m record in Castellon, Spain, tonight, the 28-year-old clocking 1:44.71 to finish second. It meant he finally achieved a target he had long set: the 1:44.82 mark set by David Matthews in 1995. “The two things I wanted to do before finishing off my athletics career were to make the Olympics and run the Irish record,” he said. “I’ve won European medals but I don’t think anything topped tonight. The idea that I pushed myself to a place I’d never been before – that’s the most satisfying part.”
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Mark English books his place at Tokyo Olympics
Closing time, and in the last round of orders for Tokyo Olympic qualification several more Irish athletes got their shout in just in the nick of time – and none more impressively than Mark English. After several weeks, races and indeed close calls knocking on the door of the automatic qualifying time over 800 metres, English lined up at the Meeting Castello near Barcelona on Tuesday evening and by the finish effectively blew the door down – clocking a brilliant 1:44.71 and with that improving the long, long standing Irish record of 1:44.82 which had stood to David Matthews since back in 1995.
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Men 800m Final // European Indoor Championships 2019

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Mark English // Winning Bronze in the 800m

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“I was out of gears on the last lap” // European Bronze medal

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