Another two records for Eanna as Irish finish fifth

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Carrick-on-Shannon AC’s Eanna Madden was part of another record breaking Irish team at the European U23 Championships in Tallinn last Sunday as they twice ripped up the U23 4 x 100m record.

Carrick-on-Shannon AC’s Eanna Madden was part of another record breaking Irish team at the European U23 Championships in Tallinn last Sunday as they twice ripped up the U23 4 x 100m record.

In the heats on Sunday morning, Eanna and his team-mates broke their previous record of 40.18 with a time of 40.11 that left them third in the heat and qualified them for a place in the final against the best of European U23 sprinting.

In the final, the Irish lads went even faster as they broke the 40 second barrier for the first time ever as they finished fifth in the final with a time of 39.89. It was the fourth time that the Irish record was broken in the last month as the record has been drastically redrawn in recent races.

Eanna ran the long second leg in both legs, taking the baton from Browning and handing over to training partner Elliott. The Mohill man will now turn his attention to the 400m distance as he prepares for the Irish Championships on the weekend of August 8 & 9, in Santry.