List of notable or famous track and field athletes from Ireland, with bios and photos, including the top track and field athletes born in Ireland and even some popular track and field athletes who immigrated to Ireland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Irish track and field athletes then this list is the perfect resource for you. These track and field athletes are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known track and field athlete from Ireland is included when available.
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This historic track and field athletes from Ireland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Irish track and field athletes of note?" and "Who are the most famous track and field athletes from Ireland?" These prominent track and field athletes of Ireland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Irish track and field athletes.Use this list of renowned Irish track and field athletes to discover some new track and field athletes that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (14 items)
Alistair Ian Cragg is an international track and field athlete. Born and brought up in South Africa, he has since lived in England and United States where he attended the University of Arkansas. He races for Ireland and competes most often over 3000 metres and 5000 metres. He holds the Irish national records in both the 5000 metres and the 10,000 metres. He holds the European road running record in the 5 km in 13:26, set in Carlsbad, California. In fall 2014, Alistair married Olympian Amy Hastings. ...more
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africasee more on Alistair Cragg
Caitriona Cuddihy is an Irish athlete who will compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Women's 4 × 400 metres relay. ...more
Birthplace: Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland
Ciarán Ó Lionáird is an Irish runner from Cork. He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 1500 metres. At the 2013 European Athletics Indoor Championships in March, he came 3rd in the Men's 3000 metres. ...more
Birthplace: Cork, Republic of Ireland
Claire Bergin is an Irish bobsledder who has competed since 2008. She finished 17th in the two-woman event at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Bergin's best World Cup finish was 19th in the two-woman event at Altenberg, Germany in December 2009. Bergin is scheduled to represent Ireland as a 400m individual and relay sprinter at the upcoming 2010 European Athletics Championships. She is currently sponsored by Integrity Solutions, Ireland's largest IT security specialist. ...more
Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland