MARK English won the men’s 800m at the Karlstad Grand Prix in Sweden.

English took victory in 1:46.50, beating local favourite Andreas Kramer into second.


The Finn Valley AC man seemed comfortable and at ease as he clicked the gears over the last 200 metres.

With 100m to go, English got by Kramer to take the win at the World Athletics Continental Tour bronze meeting.

Olympic-bound English was aiming to cement further his place in Tokyo by making the automatic qualifying time, but his run was outside of the 1:45.20.


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