PENTATHLON IRELAND – HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAM
NAME: Tom O’Brien
DATE OF BIRTH: 02/10/93
HOMETOWN: Ballybrack, co. Dublin
SPORTING BACKGROUND: I played football and did horse riding when I was younger. I started running in first year of secondary school, and started pony club Tetrathlon the year after.
PERSONAL BEST: Swim 2:18, Fence 208 Junior World Championships 2014, Ride 300, Combined 11:59 Hungarian indoor 2015
HOW/WHEN YOU STARTED MP: I started pentathlon in 2010 as a follow on from Tetrathlon.
SPORTING HEROS: I have loads of sporting heroes; I admire little things about a lot of people. Some people I like to watch are Mike Tyson, Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps and Alistair Brownlee. That’s just to name a few; I have a lot of others!!!
FAVOURITE EVENT: Favourite event, if I was to rank them 1-5 riding is always no. 1, the rest move up and down the list pretty regularly!
SUPERSTITIONS: No superstitions