Brian Gregan was involved in sport from an early age, competing in everything from cross-country to long jump, but it was the 400m that he really began to excel in.
At the age of 16 he suffered a serious injury and it was two years before he was able to compete again. On return from this near career ending injury he broke the Irish junior 400m record en route to qualifying to the world junior final.
Brian attended Dublin City University where he studied sports science and health. He graduated from DCU with a second class honours degree and continued to excel throughout his years in DCU.
2011 was a major highlight for him winning an unexpected silver medal at the European u23 championships in Ostrava, and also finishing a close 5th in the World university games.
In 2012, Brian placed an impressive 6th at the European Championships. However despite attaining 3 ‘B’ standards for the London Olympics he just fell short on achieving the ‘A’ standard for the Olympic games.
2013 was another successful year with him running the fastest indoor 400m in Europe. He qualified for the world championships in Moscow and became the 2nd fastest 400m runner in Irish history. 2014 was a rollercoaster of a year which culminated with Brian helping break the Irish 4x400m record twice at the European championships in Zurich.
Brian ran the first leg in the heat and the final in which Ireland finished in 5th place., smashing the Irish record set by 2 seconds the day before.
On becoming an Athlete Mentor, Brian commented: "I am very fortunate to work as an athlete mentor for the Sky Sports Living for Sport programme. It's a dream come true for me to be able to pass on the skills I have attained throughout my career, however seeing students develop from one session to the next is what is so inspirational for me.
"If I can change one person's attitude and help them go down a better path in life then everyone is happy."
- Irish Champion & European U23 Silver Medallist