Thomas Barr



Thomas Barr was born in Waterford in 1992 . He was always a lover of the outdoors and tried most sports throughout his youth. He started athletics at the age of 8, and stuck with it as he made great friends in his club, Ferrybank AC. While he had a little success as a juvenile athlete, it was not until Thomas joined his current training group with coaches Hayley and Drew Harrison in UL, that he really started to excel and move up the ranks in the 400m hurdles. Since then, he has broken numerous Irish records and represented Ireland across the world, having fun in the process!

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Quick Facts:

Hometown: Dunmore East, Waterford

Favourite food: Steak and chips

Favourite movie: Anchorman

Favourite music: Electro

Childhood heros: My parents

Favourite athlete: Rob Heffernan

Most rewarding moment in sport:

Athletes have to sacrifice a lot. When the hard work pays off, especially at a major championships like an Olympics, there is no better feeling!

Talents other than sport:

I am quite mechanically minded and enjoy working with my hands so will happily throw myself into any kind of DIY project


  • Personal Best: 47.97 Irish Record
  • 2018 European Athletics Championships: 3rd Place
  • 2016 Rio Olympics, 4th Place
  • 2015 World University Games, 1st Place

Thomas Barr

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