Michéal Doyle is hoping to land a place at the London Olympic next Sunday when he competes in the 50km IAAF World Race Walking Cup in Russia.
Doyle is coined the underdog of the three Irish athletes vying for a place in the 50km at this summer’s games in London. Colin Griffin who competed in the last Olympic Games in Beijing and veteran Olympian Jamie Costin are the other Irish competitors in the field.
Speaking to the Meath Chronicle he said “I’ve always wanted to compete in the Olympics, I’m 24 and it’s my birthday in a fortnight, qualifying for London would be a great way to celebrate. I want to represent my country at the Olympics, the race next Sunday is at 5.30am Irish time, so by the time everyone gets up I hope that I will have qualified”
“”I’ve been training for this for years, I’ve been based in Spain for the last two months, training twice a day, seven days a week, that schedule would also include four days in the gym as well as 180 kms per week on the road” continued the Meath man.