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Watch Now: Mark Carroll Irish Olympic Runner talks to SportsMatters

One of Ireland’s greatest ever athletes Mark Carroll speaks exclusively to @SportsMattersTV presenter Jerry Coughlan about his glittering career in athletics going from the late 80s to retirement. Mark talks about his days in the North Mon and takes us on an incredible journey all the way to 2022 were his now still involved in athletics in America. Mark Carroll (born 15 January 1972 in Knocknaheeny, Cork) is a former Irish runner that went to school in The North Monastery, who specialized in the 5000 metres. He was the 1991 European junior champion over 5,000m; 2000 European Indoor champion over 3,000m and won a bronze medal in the 1998 European Championships over 5,000m. Carroll missed the 1996 Olympics due to injury and missed qualifying for the 5,000m final at the 2000 Olympics by one place. He finished 6th in the 2002 New York Marathon, but decided not to look to compete over that distance in the 2004 Olympics due to the heat and humidity in Athens. He has also been coaching other Irish athletes such as Gareth Turnbull since about 2005 and in 2008 was appointed US Athlete Manager for Athletics Ireland. #Ireland #Cork #MarkCarroll

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