Affidea Ambassador Thomas Barr produced a sensational finish to win the 400m hurdles in a season’s best time at a meeting in Lucerne on Monday.
The Waterford man clocked up an incredible time of 49.10 to claim the victory ahead of America’s Teejay Holmes (49.20) and Shawn Rowe of Jamaica (49.27).
It was a superb performance from the 25-year-old in which he gradually moved up to fifth on the home straight before taking on the rest of the field in a blistering finish.
His previous best time this year was 49.40 which he ran in Samorin, Slovakia in June and catapults him into medal contention for next month’s European Championships in Berlin.
Thomas said; “I’m delighted with the win and feel like the flow and rhythm is coming back. I am looking forward to racing in Cork City Sports next week.”
— Pierce O'Callaghan (@Pierceathletics) July 9, 2018
Thanks for your support Thomas & congrats on your win, it's an incredible time for Irish athletics! @irishathletics @kdkilbane77 @irishlifehealth @EuroAthletics @Pierceathletics @sportireland @soniaagrith @BrianGregan89 @FeidhlimKelly @SportforBusines @IrishRunnerMag #TeamIreland https://t.co/Bb6QYDubG0
— Affidea Ireland (@AffideaIreland) July 10, 2018
— Thomas Barr (@TomBarr247) July 10, 2018