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.
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.
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