VIDEO: JOE speaks to the parents of Irish record holder Thomas Barr 5 years ago

VIDEO: JOE speaks to the parents of Irish record holder Thomas Barr

"You see your son run in an Olympic final and he does that, incredible."

JOE caught up with the parents of Thomas Barr - Tommy and Martina Barr - immediately after they had watched their son set a new Irish record and finish fourth in the final of the men's 400m hurdles at the Rio Olympic Games.

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"As my eldest daughter always says, 'he's a freak of nature!'" beamed Thomas' proud father.

"Look at the times that that race was run in," added Martina. "We're so excited!"