Tokyo 2020: Team Ireland profiles - Leon Reid (Athletics)

European finalist has previously represented Britain at underage level

  Leon Reid celebrates qualifying for the final at the 2018 European Athletics Championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leon Reid celebrates qualifying for the final at the 2018 European Athletics Championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

 

Age: 26

Event: 200m

Club: Menapians AC

Reclaimed the 200m national title in impressive fashion in June, clocking 20.79 to defeat Mark Smyth (20.97) and Marcus Lawler (20.99). Formerly a British underage representative, his 20.27 from Birmingham in 2018 remains his best and ranks him number one on the Irish all-time 200m list, though not then eligible for Irish record purposes. Also a finalist at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin. His mother was from Belfast, his adopted mother from Wexford.

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