Michelle Finn



Michelle Finn is a 3000m Steeplechase athlete and cross country runner from Castlemagner in North Cork. She tried all sports that were available in the area during her school days – lots of team sports, gymnastics and athletics, particularly enjoying training for team sports during this time. However, after receiving a scholarship to Western Kentucky University, she ended up focusing more on athletics. After graduating from WKU, she returned to Ireland and made her first Irish track team. Since then she has represented Ireland numerous times at European and World level.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games - Day 9 - Athletics

Quick Facts:

Hometown: Castlemagner, Co. Cork

Favourite food: Milk! Or yoghurt.

Favourite movie: Witness

Favourite music: Almost anything with good lyrics!

Childhood heros: David Gillick

Favourite athlete: Marcus Lawler

Most rewarding moment in sport:

Running the qualifying standard for the Rio 2016 Olympics

Talents other than sport:



  • Personal Best: 9:29.25
  • 2000m Steeplechase National Record
  • 2016 Rio, 202 Tokyo Olympian
  • European Cross Country Championships – 2x Bronze Team Medals

Michelle Finn

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