DENIS CUSSEN RUNNING IN TRINITY COLLEGE PARK FOR DUHAC. DENIS WAS BORN IN LIMERICK IN 1901.

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DENIS CUSSEN RUNNING IN TRINITY COLLEGE PARK FOR DUHAC. DENIS WAS BORN IN LIMERICK IN 1901 AND AS WELL AS BEING AN ACCOMPLISHED SPRINTER, HE WAS ALSO A TALENTED RUGBY PLAYER. IN 1925 AT THE N.A.C.A.I. CHAMPIONSHIPS IN CROKE PARK, CUSSEN WON GOLD IN THE 100 YDS IN A TIME OF 10.0 SEC AT THE 1928 EVENT, HE WAS A GOLD MEDALLIST OVER THE SAME DISTANCE IN 9.8 SEC (IR), THE FIRST IRISHMAN TO BREAK 10.0 SEC FOR 100 YARDS. CUSSEN REPRESENTED IRELAND AT THE IX OLYMPIC GAMES IN AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS IN 1928. ⁣⁣HE WON HIS HEAT OF THE 100M AND CAME 5TH IN HIS QUARTER FINAL HEAT.⁣⁣