Ultra Running Ireland has announced the squad for the 100km World & European Championships. It is an honour to be captain of such a strong team and with such talent!
Ultra Running Ireland (ultrarunningireland.com) announcement:
The men's team will be captained by Daniel Doherty, who finished 14th in the 2011 World Championships.
Doherty, along with Irish 50km Champion John Byrne and Irish 100km record holder Thomas Maguire make up a trio of Irish runners with sub-7:10hr PBs.
The team, which also includes Keith Whyte (sub 7:30hrs), Michael Collins (World veteran bronze medallist) and John O'Regan (Irish 24-Hour Champion) will be among the favourites to medal in Europe. The cumulative time of the top three finishers for each nation decides the outccome of the team competition.
In addition to the team, Jim McCormick will represent Ireland as an individual and should be among the top contenders in the vets competition (which is run concurrently).
In the women's race, Ireland will be represented by Helen Lavin, who has recently posted some very good ultra performances in the USA.
IRISH MEN'S TEAMJohn ByrneMichael CollinsDaniel DohertyThomas MaguireJohn O'ReganKeith WhyteJim McCormick*
IRISH WOMEN'S TEAMHelen Lavin*