These are exciting times for Brendan Boyce. The Milford-born race walker is just back from Bratislava where his time of 19.51.76 set a new Donegal and Ulster record for the 5k walk.
But perhaps even more significantly, it meant Brendan broke 20 minutes for a 5k for the very first time in his career.
His performance came at the start of a year that in just six months, sees Brendan back on the biggest stage of them all.
See special feature in Monday's Donegal People's Press/Donegal Democrat.