Gregan turns on style to claim 400m national title
TALLAGHT’S Brian Gregan has yet again won the Irish 400m title at the Irish Life Healthcare Senior Championships in Morton Stadium.
This is the fourth title in a row the Clonliff Harriers runner has claimed, as his career goes from strength to strength.
Gregan recently qualified for the World Athletics Championships in London, after a phenomenal personal best run of 45.48 in Nottwil Switzerland.
The 400m is one of the toughest disciplines in Track and Field, and his qualification for London has delighted the Athletics community in Ireland no end.
The Echo spoke to the re-crowned Irish champion on foot of his gold medal run, and he had this to say “Yes I am absolutely delighted to win the Irish title, it is my fourth in a row.
I went out onto the track and set my mind on winning the final, which I did”
While he is taking a brief rest recover from his exertions in Santry, preparations for the World Championships are very much in full flow.
As Gregan says himself “Everything is going well.
I’m raking about two days of rest after the Nationals, and then I’ll get right back into training for the race on August 9th”
“After a few agonisingly close near misses time wise on the track, it was a huge relief for the Donor Harriers runner to finally achieve the World Championship qualifying time.
“Yeah you keep chasing, and chasing the qualifying time, and it’s all you can think about.
So it’s great to have finally achieve the time, and I can now fully focus on the finals”
When asked as to what were his aims heading into his first race on August 9th, Gregan answered “For me it’s just focus on August, and try and run as fast as I ever have.
“There are very strong competitors in the 400m, and I know it will be tough.”
With the Irish 400M Champion in the form of his life, those involved in athletics in this country will be keeping their fingers tightly crossed that he will cause some surprise in the British capital.