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Colin Griffin

Colin Griffin

Running Clinic / Strength & Conditioning Coach

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Colin Griffin is an Irish international athlete who represented Ireland at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games in the 50km walk. He is the former Irish record holder for that distance.  He is also a coach to some of Ireland’s top international athletes.
Colin comes from a sporting family. His mother Patricia competed for Ireland from 400m up to the marathon and was twice winner of the Dublin Mini Marathon. His father Padraig was team coach for the Irish team at the 1972 and 1980 Olympic Games. He was Director of Coaching for Athletics Ireland (formerly BLE) in the 1970’s and served as president of the association from 1991-1994.
He is co-founder and director of The Altitude Centre Ireland – which specialises in altitude training and simulated altitude technology. He proposed the idea for an Altitude House at the University of Limerick – the first residential altitude training facility in the UK and Ireland, which was established in 2011.
Coaching interests include – performance, altitude training, biomechanics, physiology, metabolism, strength and conditioning, nutrition and injury rehabilitation.
Graduate of the University of Limerick (2005) with degree in Public Administration specialising in Management
Diploma in Physical Fitness & Conditioning for Sport, Setanta College (2012)
Currently completing a degree in Strength & Conditioning with Setanta College (expected graduation 2015)
Athletics Ireland Level 3 coach (IAAF Level 4).
Irish Amateur Weight-lifting Association Level 1 coach
REPS Level 2 certificate in Altitude and Hypoxic Training
7th in 1999 IAAF World Youth Championships
 
9th in 2001 European Junior Championships
 
Irish record in 50km walk set in 2007 (3.51.32)
 
Represented Ireland at 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games
 
11th in 50km walk at 2010 European Championships
 
15th in 50km walk at 2012 IAAF World Race Walking Cup
 

Coach to Laura Reynolds who finished 20th in 20km walk at 2012 Olympic Games, and 6th place at 2013 World University Games

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