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New Approach For Rio!! It’s called ‘Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?’ by Ben Hunt-Davis, an Olympic gold medallist who was part of a British rowing eight wrote a book for people who want to achieve better in their lives, not just in sport. He talks about the things he used to achieve his Olympic dream. SHARE (ht..


99 Day's and Counting

“Earlier this month I was down in the Algarve, in Monte Gordo, for a 12-day training camp which gave me a great opportunity to get in a lot of hard training and also refresh my brain. My dad (Paddy) is my coach but, as he’s a teacher and it was term-time, he couldn’t get the time off so it was just myself and my Fiancée..


"I wouldn't be recognised in Belfast"

McKillop "I wouldn't be recognised in Belfast" In the age of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, one of our most successful local sports stars reckons that, if he stood in the centre of Belfast, the vast majority of passers by wouldn’t know who he was. That’s the view of Michael McKillop, who recently starr..


Dunboyne AC 4 Mile Road Race

Today marked a huge stepping stone in my journey to Rio de Janeiro. I toed the Dunboyne AC 4 Miler start line to mark the opening of my able bodied season. Not only was it a season opener, it was one of a few competitive able bodied races in the past 3 years. With 6 weeks of consistent training behind me, this was a chance to see where I was at..


"I didn't allow other people's words to affect the way I lived"

There seems to be just no stopping Michael McKillop. The 26-year-old from Newtownabbey has become a household name on the national and international athletics stages over the last number of years, and when you take his huge number of accolades into account (including numerous gold medals and world record..


Welcome to my New Improved Website

Today is a big day for TeamMcKillop, I would like to welcome you all to my new and improved website. As its 2016 and we have a massive year ahead, I wanted to rebrand myself and make people aware of my journey along the way. I'll be posting regular blogs and news, if you have any queries or problems relating to the new website..


Music Monday with Ireland's Michael McKillop

You might have expected U2, The Corrs or even Westlife to feature on Michael McKillop’s #MusicMonday playlist as they, like him, represent the Emerald Isle. Instead, it’s an eclectic mix from Ireland’s middle distance world champion and world record holder. Have a listen to McKillop’s #MusicMonday: REM - Nights..


Me and my coach: Ireland’s Michael McKillop and his father Paddy

The Irish middle distance runner and his dad talk about the working relationship that has resulted in medal success at all levels. In the second of our series ‘Me and My Coach’ we hear from Ireland’s middle distance star Michael McKillop (https://www.paralympic.org/michael-mckillop) and the speci..


My best and worst moments: Ireland’s Michael McKillop

Ireland’s middle-distance star Michael McKillop (https://www.paralympic.org/michael-mckillop) has been the man to beat in the 800m and 1,500m T37 (https://www.paralympic.org/athletics/classification) ever since he won 800m gold and 1,500m silver at 2006 IPC Athletics (https://www.paralympic.org/athletics) World Championships. ..


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Mental Attitude

New Approach For Rio!! It’s called ‘Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?’ by Ben Hunt-Davis, an Olympic gold medallist who was part of a British rowing eight wrote a book for people who want to achieve better in their lives, not just in sport. He talks about the things he used to achieve his Olympic dream. SHARE (ht..


99 Day's and Counting

“Earlier this month I was down in the Algarve, in Monte Gordo, for a 12-day training camp which gave me a great opportunity to get in a lot of hard training and also refresh my brain. My dad (Paddy) is my coach but, as he’s a teacher and it was term-time, he couldn’t get the time off so it was just myself and my Fiancée..


"I wouldn't be recognised in Belfast"

McKillop "I wouldn't be recognised in Belfast" In the age of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, one of our most successful local sports stars reckons that, if he stood in the centre of Belfast, the vast majority of passers by wouldn’t know who he was. That’s the view of Michael McKillop, who recently starr..


Dunboyne AC 4 Mile Road Race

Today marked a huge stepping stone in my journey to Rio de Janeiro. I toed the Dunboyne AC 4 Miler start line to mark the opening of my able bodied season. Not only was it a season opener, it was one of a few competitive able bodied races in the past 3 years. With 6 weeks of consistent training behind me, this was a chance to see where I was at..


"I didn't allow other people's words to affect the way I lived"

There seems to be just no stopping Michael McKillop. The 26-year-old from Newtownabbey has become a household name on the national and international athletics stages over the last number of years, and when you take his huge number of accolades into account (including numerous gold medals and world record..


Welcome to my New Improved Website

Today is a big day for TeamMcKillop, I would like to welcome you all to my new and improved website. As its 2016 and we have a massive year ahead, I wanted to rebrand myself and make people aware of my journey along the way. I'll be posting regular blogs and news, if you have any queries or problems relating to the new website..


Music Monday with Ireland's Michael McKillop

You might have expected U2, The Corrs or even Westlife to feature on Michael McKillop’s #MusicMonday playlist as they, like him, represent the Emerald Isle. Instead, it’s an eclectic mix from Ireland’s middle distance world champion and world record holder. Have a listen to McKillop’s #MusicMonday: REM - Nights..


Me and my coach: Ireland’s Michael McKillop and his father Paddy

The Irish middle distance runner and his dad talk about the working relationship that has resulted in medal success at all levels. In the second of our series ‘Me and My Coach’ we hear from Ireland’s middle distance star Michael McKillop (https://www.paralympic.org/michael-mckillop) and the speci..


My best and worst moments: Ireland’s Michael McKillop

Ireland’s middle-distance star Michael McKillop (https://www.paralympic.org/michael-mckillop) has been the man to beat in the 800m and 1,500m T37 (https://www.paralympic.org/athletics/classification) ever since he won 800m gold and 1,500m silver at 2006 IPC Athletics (https://www.paralympic.org/athletics) World Championships. ..


Mental Attitude

New Approach For Rio!! It’s called ‘Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?’ by Ben Hunt-Davis, an Olympic gold medallist who was part of a British rowing eight wrote a book for people who want to achieve better in their lives, not just in sport. He talks about the things he used to achieve his Olympic dream. SHARE (ht..


99 Day's and Counting

“Earlier this month I was down in the Algarve, in Monte Gordo, for a 12-day training camp which gave me a great opportunity to get in a lot of hard training and also refresh my brain. My dad (Paddy) is my coach but, as he’s a teacher and it was term-time, he couldn’t get the time off so it was just myself and my Fiancée..


"I wouldn't be recognised in Belfast"

McKillop "I wouldn't be recognised in Belfast" In the age of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, one of our most successful local sports stars reckons that, if he stood in the centre of Belfast, the vast majority of passers by wouldn’t know who he was. That’s the view of Michael McKillop, who recently starr..


Dunboyne AC 4 Mile Road Race

Today marked a huge stepping stone in my journey to Rio de Janeiro. I toed the Dunboyne AC 4 Miler start line to mark the opening of my able bodied season. Not only was it a season opener, it was one of a few competitive able bodied races in the past 3 years. With 6 weeks of consistent training behind me, this was a chance to see where I was at..


"I didn't allow other people's words to affect the way I lived"

There seems to be just no stopping Michael McKillop. The 26-year-old from Newtownabbey has become a household name on the national and international athletics stages over the last number of years, and when you take his huge number of accolades into account (including numerous gold medals and world record..


Welcome to my New Improved Website

Today is a big day for TeamMcKillop, I would like to welcome you all to my new and improved website. As its 2016 and we have a massive year ahead, I wanted to rebrand myself and make people aware of my journey along the way. I'll be posting regular blogs and news, if you have any queries or problems relating to the new website..


Music Monday with Ireland's Michael McKillop

You might have expected U2, The Corrs or even Westlife to feature on Michael McKillop’s #MusicMonday playlist as they, like him, represent the Emerald Isle. Instead, it’s an eclectic mix from Ireland’s middle distance world champion and world record holder. Have a listen to McKillop’s #MusicMonday: REM - Nights..


Me and my coach: Ireland’s Michael McKillop and his father Paddy

The Irish middle distance runner and his dad talk about the working relationship that has resulted in medal success at all levels. In the second of our series ‘Me and My Coach’ we hear from Ireland’s middle distance star Michael McKillop (https://www.paralympic.org/michael-mckillop) and the speci..


My best and worst moments: Ireland’s Michael McKillop

Ireland’s middle-distance star Michael McKillop (https://www.paralympic.org/michael-mckillop) has been the man to beat in the 800m and 1,500m T37 (https://www.paralympic.org/athletics/classification) ever since he won 800m gold and 1,500m silver at 2006 IPC Athletics (https://www.paralympic.org/athletics) World Championships. ..