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World Relays Day 1: Live Stream

The World Relay Championships get underway this evening from the Bahamas with men’s 4x400m leading proceedings. You can watch live below, or on Eurosport 2. Action starts at 7pm local time (Midnight Irish time). The Irish men’s 4x400m team goes in lane 6 of heat three and will be lead off by Craig Lynch. The other three athletes to make up the team (as per Kevin Ankrom’s tweet below) will be Thomas Barr, Brian Murphy, and Richard Morrissey. Top two from each heat and two fastest losers make the final.

The Irish women’s 4x200m team will be in action at 9:40pm local time (2:40am Irish time) with this race being a straight final and the Irish occupying lane 2. Amy Foster, Steph Creaner, Sarah Lavin and Phil Healy will be the line-up. This same team, with the possible inclusion of Catherine McManus, will be in action in the 4x100m relay on Sunday where they will take up lane four of heat one at 7:29pm (12:29am Irish time). Qualification for the final is top two and two fastest losers.

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Gerard O'Donnell

Gerard O'Donnell

Gerard O'Donnell is an athlete, a coach, and a business management graduate. A former youth international, he represented Ireland in sprint hurdles, 400m hurdles, high jump and relays. He is current senior 60m & former 110m hurdles champion and ranks 3rd & 5th on the Irish all-time list for the events. Years of battling and finally overcoming injuries have led to his keen interest in strength and conditioning for athletes, as well as his current course of study: Neuromuscular Physical Therapy. He is occasionally referred to as GOD, not due to his initials, but because of his heavenly beard, which he has sported since the age of 5.

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