VIDEO: Thomas Barr: "If I had 405 metres you’d never know what would’ve happened." 5 years ago

VIDEO: Thomas Barr: "If I had 405 metres you’d never know what would’ve happened."

The Waterford man gave a dignified and passionate interview after finished fourth in the 400m hurdles final in Rio.

Thomas Barr's incredible finish saw him just miss out on a medal in the 400m hurdles final in Rio on Thursday afternoon, but he was determined to make the best of his new Irish record during his post-race interview with RTÉ.

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The 24-year-old from Waterford came within a split second of securing Ireland's third medal of these Olympic Games, finishing like a steam train on the back straight, but just missed out.

"It’s once in a lifetime for some very lucky people… I’m definitely making the best of it," a breathless Barr said.

Speaking to David Gillick, he expressed some regret at running out of track at the end.

"If I had 405 metres you’d never know what would’ve happened."

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