Martin Fagan

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Martin Fagan (born 26 June 1983 in Mullingar) is an Irish retired long distance runner, who specialised in half-marathons and marathons. In 2012 he was banned for two years after testing positive for the banned performance-enhancing blood-boosting drug EPO.[1] He made a comeback in early 2014 and managed to qualify for the marathon at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, but announced in June 2015 that he had decided in to retire from running.[2]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Ireland
2005 European U23 Championships Erfurt, Germany 5th 5000m 14:16.28
4th 10,000m 29:39.20
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 11th 10,000 m 28:54.04
2008 Summer Olympics Beijing, China Marathon DNF


  1. ^ "No distance left to run: Martin Fagan banned for two years by athletics chiefs". 12 January 2012. Archived from the original on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Ian O'Riordan: Rio Olympic qualifier Martin Fagan retires from running, The Irish Times, 24 June 2015