Congrats to Affidea Ambassador Thomas Barr finishing third in the 400m hurdles at the Shanghai Diamond League on May 19th – his fastest ever season opener!
He was just half a second off the Tokyo 2020 qualification standard of 48.90, and first and second place winners ran the fastest times in the world this year, which is a good sign for his World Championship hopes later this year.
— Affidea Ireland (@AffideaIreland) May 18, 2019
The Diamond League is the top tier of global one-day meeting competitions run by IAAF, the world governing body for athletics.
Thomas will next race in the Stockholm Diamond League on May 30th. His main target for the 2019 season is the IAAF World Championships scheduled from September 27th and October 6th in Doha, Qatar.
Thomas said: “I’m very happy with that, I felt smooth and easy from the get-go.”
Best of luck in your next race Thomas – we’re rooting for you as always!
#AffideaAmbassador @TomBarr247 popped into our #Northwood Clinic for a #DEXA body comp scan, joking that it might tell him he needs to bulk up a bit after @irishlifehealth @irishathletics National Senior Indoor Champs 😂 #ExpressCare opens in Santry in early summer @AffideaGroup pic.twitter.com/r1PX4ojBy3
— Affidea Ireland (@AffideaIreland) February 18, 2019