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Paul Hession
Paul is the fastest man in Irish sprint history and is the current Irish record holder from 60 metres to 200 metres.
Now aged 25, the Athenry, Co. Galway flyer has stalled his medical studies in order to concentrate on the Beijing Olympic Games.
A silver medalist at the World University Games in 2003, he is a powerful prospect for Beijing being the first Irishman ever to reach a sprints final at a major championships.
Paul was selected as Ireland’s track athlete of the year for 2007.
Date of Birth: 27 January 1983
Event: 200m