English second in Newcastle


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.