My Story

My Story

Michael McKillop is one of the fastest cerebral palsy athletes of all time. He currently holds the World Records for the T37 800m and 1500m.

He was the first athlete with CP to break the 2 minute barrier for the 800m.


Michael, who is coached and mentored by his father, has always been a good athlete. Even as a child Michael represented his club, county, province and country at able bodied events.


He was the first disabled athlete to represent their country at an IAAF Euro Cross Championships.


Michael’s paralympic journey started in 2005 where he qualified for the European championships and went on to win two silver medals.

In 2006 he won his first world title aged only 16. During that race he broke the 800m World Record for the first time.

In 2008 Michael competed in the largest Paralympic sporting event in history, the Paralympic Games, in Beijing China. Since those games Michael has went on to compete at a further two paralympic games & five world championships.


Michael’s journey to this date has been full of ups and downs, positives and negatives and triumphs and failures.


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