BRIAN GREGAN - IRISH ATHLETE
Brian Gregan has been an emerging talent for many years. He has been to European Junior, u23 and Senior competitions as well as World Junior. With the skills he has acquired over the years of running he is now one of Irelands top spinters. In 2013 Brian aims for even more record breaking running.
Irish sprinter Brian Gregan is ready to follow a tradition which made his country the dominant force over the 400 metres at the European Athletics Indoor Championships.
Having soared to the quickest time in Europe this year with a run of 46.07 in Athlone, Ireland, in January, Gregan rubber-stamped his authority with an impressive victory at the Record Bank Flanders Indoor meeting in Gent.
It might not have been as quick as his year's best time, which was also a personal best, but his win in 46.73 saw him beat leading Belgian Jonathan Borlee, who was second in 46.83, with Luguelin Santos, the Dominican Republic's Olympic silver medallist, third in 47.11.
Gregan, 23, who was sixth at the European Athletics Championships in Helsinki last summer, has powerful shoulders, an upper-body strength that he uses to his advantage in the early part of his races.