Sara Treacy

Major Results / Key Achievements

  • 2016 Olympic Games, Rio – 3000m steeplechase finalist
  • 2016 London Diamond League – 3000m steeplechase (6th in 9:39)
  • 2016 European Championships, Amsterdam – 3000m steeplechase (9th)
  • 2016 Armagh 3k – 1st
  • 2015 World Championships 3000m steeplechase
  • 2015 Irish National 1500m Champion
  • 2015 Irish National 3000m Steeplechase Champion
  • 2015 British 3000m Indoor Champion
  • 12th, 2014 European Cross-Country Championships


Studied Medicine at Birmingham University from 2007 to 2012. Then did a BSc in Sports Science at Loughborough. Has since completed two years as a junior doctor. Now working 60% hours as a doctor in Redditch.

Who is your sporting hero?

Sonia O’Sullivan and Derval O’Rourke.

How did you get involved in competitive running?

When I was 7, I followed my brother and sister to a local athletics club after a primary school sports day. I grew up playing every sport under the sun. I attended King’s Hospital School and played senior cup hockey, and also made the Irish Tetrathlon team.

What are your goals for 2017?

I would like to make the steeplechase final at the World Athletics Championships in London, as well as the top 10 in the European Cross and the European Indoors 3000m.