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Michael McKillop wins another gold and sets new Championship record

Published 24/07/2013|18:30

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Michael McKillop, from Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, celebrates after winning the Mens 1500  T38 final, in a championship record time of 4:10.17.
Michael McKillop, from Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, celebrates after winning the Mens 1500 T38 final, in a championship record time of 4:10.17.
24 July 2013; Team Irelands Michael McKillop, from Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, celebrates after winning the Mens 1500  T38 final, in a championship record time of 4:10.17. 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, Stadium Parilly, Lyon, France. Picture credit: John Paul Thomas / SPORTSFILE
Team Irelands Michael McKillop, from Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, celebrates after winning the Mens 1500 T38 final, in a championship record time of 4:10.17. 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, Stadium Parilly, Lyon, France. Picture credit: John Paul Thomas / SPORTSFILE

Michael McKillop has won gold at the IPC World Championships in Lyon and set a new championship record in the process.

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Michael McKillop won his second gold of the championships, with victory in the T38 1500m final.

McKillop took gold with a championship record of 4:10.17 just three days after his success in the T37 800m.

McKillop was more than two seconds ahead of Tunisia's Abbes Saidi, with Australia's Deon Kenzie third.

The 23-year-old said: "I was plodding along early on and the plan was to go at about the halfway mark.

"Thankfully I got away early with the spurt I put in. I was able to relax after that and then I kicked on again.

"I'm very happy because I set out to win the double."

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