Irish athletes in warm weather training ahead of London 2017

The world’s fastest Paralympian is training in Tenerife ahead of his 100m world title defence. 13 Apr 2017
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Jason Smyth of Ireland celebrates after winning the Men's 100m - T13 Final at the Olympic Stadium on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Jason Smyth of Ireland celebrates after winning the Men's 100m - T13 Final at the Olympic Stadium on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on September 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Nine leading Irish Para athletes and key support staff are participating in warm weather training camps ahead of the London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships.

Five of the track athletes: Jason Smyth, Orla Comerford, Paul Keogan, Conor McIlveen, Greta Streimikyte and Patrick Monahan are in Tenerife.

Four of the throwers; Noelle Lenihan, Niamh McCarthy, Orla Barry and Deirdre Mongan are in their way to Gran Canaria with coaches Dave Sweeney, Jim Lenihan and physio support.

Michael McKillop is also headed for a training stint abroad as he flies out to an altitude camp in Font-Romeu in the Pyrenees with an Athletics Ireland group.

These 11 day camps are essential preparation as the athletes prepare for an exciting season ahead with the centrepiece the London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships between 14-23 July. To buy tickets click here.