Brendan Boyce



Brendan Boyce was born in Donegal 1986. The youngest of seven children. He has always been a sporting all-rounder. For as long as he can remember, he played every sport he could. Winning Underage All-Ireland medals for cross country, walking, sprinting, volleyball and table tennis. Never the most talented at any one thing Brendan’s work ethic is what separated him from others. He also applied this work ethic academically and went on to study Physiotherapy and Sport Performance at University in England. While in England he also also progressed in racewalking and in 2011 achieved his dream of qualifying the for Olympic Games.

Team Ireland Olympic athletes

Quick Facts:

Hometown: Milford, Donegal

Favourite food: Streak with chips

Favourite movie: The Dark Knight

Favourite music: Walking on Cars

Childhood heros: Eric Cantona

Favourite athlete: Sonia O Sullivan

Most rewarding moment in sport:
Walking out at the startline of the 2012 London Olympics with my parents in the crowd.

Talents other than sport:
I have a talent for the kitchen and love trying out new cakes recipes.


  • Personal Best: 3hr 48min 13sec
  • 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games: 10th Place
  • 2019 World Athletics Championships: 6th Place
  • 2017 European Cup: 4th Place
  • 2016 Olympic Games: 19th Place

Brendan Boyce

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