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.
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.
His career was cut short, however, as he developed arthritis in his right hip, causing him to retire.
|1990||World Junior Championships||Plovdiv, Bulgaria||13th (h)||800m||1:49.64|
|1991||Universiade||Sheffield, England||1st||1500 m||3:50.69|
|1994||Wanamaker Mile||New York City||1st||mile||3:58.71|
|European Championships||Helsinki, Finland||10th||1500m||3:41.22|
|1995||World Indoor Championships||Barcelona, Spain||4th||1500 m||3:45.05|
|World Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||11th||1500 m||3:39.15|
|1997||World Indoor Championships||Paris, France||8th||1500 m||3:42.65|
- Niall Bruton kicks again off that final bend of adversity Irish Times, 12 April 2014.
- Did not show in the semifinal.
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