2019 Athlone IT Grand Prix Launched

The Athlone IT Grand Prix will take place tomorrow for the sixth year.

Many top-class internationals competing in a variety of events in men’s and women’s disciplines. Proceedings get underway at 6pm.

All the action will take place in the facility’s indoor complex.

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Irish Olympian Thomas Barr will be one of the stars on show.

The Waterford man had a superb come-from-behind victory in the men’s 400m sealing victory in 46.94 ahead of Portugal’s Ricardo Dos Santos.

The European 400 metre hurdle bronze medalist says he will use tomorrow nights A-I-T grand prix as preparation for next month’s European indoor championship.

Barr, bronze medalist in Berlin last August, generally doesn’t focus on the indoor season.

However, he explained, he is toeing the line at the Athlone I.T international tomorrow night.

Thomas Barr spoke to Kevin Egan at the launch of the Grand Prix today.