"I just decided to front run it and not leave it up to hope. It just didn't work out obviously."

Those were the words of Ireland's Mark English who was unsuccessful in his bid to reach the semi-finals of the 800 metres at the World Athletic Championships in Doha, Qatar.

He finished seventh in heat four of the first round with the top three from the heat qualifying,

His time was 1:47.25.

Attention for the UCD AC athlete, who is from Letterkenny, will now turn to preparing for the Tokyo Olympics.

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