Ciara Everard falls short in 800 metres bid

Team Ireland athlete finished last in her heat

Ciara Everard

IAAF World Athletics Championships, Beijing National Stadium, Beijing, China 26/8/2015.Women's 800m Heats.Ireland's Ciara Everard ©INPHO/Ian MacNicol

Ciara Everard has finished well off the pace in her Heat of the women's 800 metres in Rio.

After an injury-interrupted year, the UCD runner finished in last place in the heat, almost eight seconds off the heat leader.

She finished in a time of 2:07.91.

Everard was ranked 35th overall after the first six heats in the event.

Great Britain's Lynsey Sharp won Everard's heat in a time of  2:00.83.