Karl Griffin shows his value at Athlone IT International Arena Grand Prix meeting

Alan Foley

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Alan Foley

Karl Griffin shows his value at Athlone IT International Arena Grand Prix meeting
Karl Griffin admitted his silver medal at the National Indoor Senior Track and Field Championships that there was a lingering sense of mixed emotion.

Karl Griffin admitted his silver medal at the National Indoor Senior Track and Field Championships that there was a lingering sense of mixed emotion.

Griffin, of UCD and Tir Chonaill AC, finished second in the 800 final pipped at the line in a very competitive race by Niall Tuohy, Ferrybank AC, Waterford, who took the tape in a time of 1:52.14, which was just 0.68 of second better.

On Thursday night at an International Arena Grand Prix back at Athlone Institute of Technology’s International Stadium, however, Griffin earned a revenge of sorts with a splendid win over Touhy by the narrowest of margins.

The Donegal Town native came from behind to win with a fine time of 1:50:47, which was one-hundredth of a second better than Touhy.