Niall Bruton

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.[1]

Bruton ran collegiately in the US for the University of Arkansas where he won the mile at the NCAA Indoor Championships in 1993 and 1994. He was named most outstanding performer among college men at the 1992 Penn Relays.[2]

His personal best 1500 time was 3:35.67 minutes, achieved in August 1995 in Cologne. Bruton's best time in the mile was 3:53 run in Oslo in 1994.

His career was cut short, however, as he developed arthritis in his right hip, causing him to retire.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Ireland
1990 World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 13th (h)[3] 800m 1:49.64
16th (h) 1500m 3:47.87
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


  1. ^ Niall Bruton kicks again off that final bend of adversity Irish Times, 12 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-01-23. Retrieved 2008-07-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Did not show in the semifinal.

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