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Martyn Irvine makes Irish history

Updated: February 21, 2013, 4:55 PM ET
Associated Press

MINSK, Belarus -- Martyn Irvine made history for Ireland on Thursday by winning its first men's medals in 116 years at the world track cycling championships.

Irvine won the silver in the individual pursuit and within an hour was the champion of the scratch race. He's the first Irishman to medal at the track worlds since Harry Reynolds in 1897.

Irvine finished second to defending champion Michael Hepburn of Australia in the pursuit, then produced a spirited attack over the last 10 ...

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