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5000m, 10,000m & Cross Country
Born September 24, 1984
Age 34
Place of Birth Wicklow, Ireland
Club Kilcoole AC
Coach Chris Jones

As double European Cross Country Champion (2011, 2012), Fionnuala Britton is leading the way for female endurance running both domestically and internationally. In 2012 Fionnuala led the Irish women’s team to an historic team gold medal at the European Cross Country Championships. The same year she represented Ireland at the London 2012 Olympics in the 5000m and 10,000m events. Britton has also enjoyed success on the indoors claiming the bronze medal over 3000m at the European Indoor Track and Field Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2013. In 2006 she won the silver medal in the U23 race at the European Cross Country Championships in Italy. The Wicklow native holds both a degree in Sports Science and Health and a research master from DCU.

Notable Results

European Cross Country Championships 2011 & 2012 Gold
European Cross Country Championships 2012 Team Gold
European Indoor Track and Field Championships 2013 3,000m Bronze
European Outdoor Track and Field Championships 2012 10,000m 4th Place
European U23 Cross Country Championships 2006 Silver
World Cross Country Championships 2007 14th Place

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Fionnuala's News

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10 / 01 / 15

Britton Bounces Back with Second Place at Great Edinburgh Run

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14 / 12 / 14

Irish Women's Team Win Bronze at Euro Cross

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27 / 11 / 14

Britton Leads Irish Team for the European Cross Country Championships

16 / 08 / 14

Tenth Place for Fionnuala Britton at European Championships

22 / 06 / 14

Ireland Place Seventh in the European Team Championships (1st League) in Tallinn, Estonia


Fionnuala's Statistics

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Date Event Time Position Competition Venue
29.04.2012 10000 31:29.22 3 Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational, Cobb Track Stanford CA, USA
22.05.2016 10K 32:23 5 Great Manchester Run 10-K Manchester, GBR
25.05.2013 1500 4:12.44 1 Irish Milers Club Greystones, IRL
14.05.2005 2000S 6:40.96 1 Dublin, IRL
15.06.2014 3000 8:50.80 1 Irish Milers Club Dublin, IRL
11.06.2011 3000S 9:37.60 5 New York adidas Grand Prix, Samsung Diamond League, Icahn Stadium New York NY, USA
07.08.2012 5000 15:12.97 10 30th Olympic Games, Olympic Stadium London, GBR
31.01.2010 5M 26:46 2 Dublin, IRL
20.03.2016 HM 70:44 4 United Airlines NYC Half New York NY, USA
14.08.2016 Mar 2:31:22 20 31st Olympic Games, Olympic Stadium Rio de Janeiro, BRA
17.02.2013 1500 4:13.96 1 National Indoor Championships Athlone, IRL
21.02.2013 3000 8:54.37 5 XL-Galan, Ericsson Globe Stockholm, SWE