Thursday, July 22, 2021

CARLOW sprinter Marcus Lawler continues to work hard in Japan in the final stages of his preparations ahead of his appearance at this year’s Olympic Games.

Marcus and training partner Tom Barr both released videos on their respective Instagram pages of an on track session at the Ecopa Stadium in Fukuroi City.

That stadium is about a three-hour drive from the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo and has previously held games at the 2002 soccer World Cup, including Brazil’s 2-1 win over England in the quarter-final, and also Ireland’s 19-12 defeat to Japan at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Marcus, and Carlow’s eventing star Sam Watson, will be part of the Irish team at the opening ceremony which takes place on Friday 23 July at 12 noon Irish time.

Lawler will be on track for the 200m heats on 3 August at 3.05am, Irish time.

Marcus Lawler is continuing his preparations for the Olympic Games with Team Ireland in Japan.

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