Niall Bruton

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Niall Bruton (born 27 October 1971) is a former Irish runner who specialized in the 1500 metres, retiring around 2000. From Dublin Niall went to Larkhill National School and then St. Aidan's C.B.S. in Whitehall, he ran with Clonliffe Harriers.[1]

Bruton ran collegiately in the US for the University of Arkansas where he won the mile at the NCAA Indoor Championships in 1992 and 1993. He was named most outstanding performer among college men at the 1992 Penn Relays.[2]

His personal best 1500 time was 3:35.67 minutes, achieved in August 1995 in Cologne. Bruton's best time in the mile was 3:53 run in Oslo in 1994.

His career was cut short, however, as he developed arthritis in his right hip, causing him to retire.

Achievements[edit]

Year Tournament Venue Result Extra
1991 Universiade Sheffield, England 1st 1500 m
1994 Wanamaker Mile New York 1st mile
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 4th 1500 m
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 11th 1500 m
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 8th 1500 m

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