The 24 year-old sprinter gets the green light to run for Ireland at the European Championships.

Leon Reid, who has been sharing his journey this year on Fast Running, will make his Irish debut at next week’s European Championships in Berlin, after receiving IAAF confirmation.

The IAAF Nationality Review Panel convened on Friday (Aug 3) and announced the Commonwealth bronze medalist is eligible to represent Ireland in National Representative Competitions, with immediate effect.

On Monday, Athletics Ireland named its team for the continental competition with Reid provisionally included pending the outcome of his transfer application from Great Britain.

Reid, who was born in Bath and represented Britain at both junior and under-23 level, won 100m and 200m gold at the Irish national championships last weekend, and will compete in longer sprint event in Berlin.

It is a happy ending to a two-year long saga for Reid, whose late birth mother was from Belfast. Reid has also represented Nothern Ireland at two Commonwealth Games and when competing in Ireland runs for Menapians AC from Wexford.

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