Joe Gough (West Waterford AC) has won the World Master 800m World Masters Indoor Championships in Budapest on Friday, March 28th.
Gough competing in the over 60 age category won the 800m title in a time of 2.15.08.Gough stormed around the last 200m in 30 seconds to clinch the title ahead of Nolan Shaheed (United States) second in 2.16.18 and Francois Martel (Canada) third in 2.18.98.
Joe is a member of the 44 strong Irish team that is competing at the championships which conclude this Sunday, 30th of March.
1 Gough, Joe M61 Ireland 2:15,08
2 Shaheed, Nolan M64 United State 2:16,18
3 Martel, Francois M60 Canada 2:18,98
4 Rentsch, Walter M60 Germany 2:19,79
5 Dunlop, Alastair M60 Great Britai 2:21,15
6 Herinckx, Josse M61 Belgium 2:21,24
7 Finielli, Giovanni M63 Italy 2:21,37
8 Sato, Ryuichi M60 Japan 2:22,49
9 Schmidt, Franz Josef M62 Germany 2:22,58