English second in Newcastle

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English second in Newcastle

Fresh from his Olympics debut in Rio, Mark English returned to action in England on Saturday.

He finished second to Olympic champion David Rudisha in a 500m race in Newcastle.

The race was part of the build-up to the annual Great North Run.

Over 25,000 people were out on the streets of the city to see Rudisha finish in a time of 57.69, a new record for the event.

English was close behind in 57.91. The Letterkenny man had won the race last year.