Ciar Mageean

Ciara Mageean

  • Irish International 1500m Athlete
  • European and Commonwealth Silver Medallist
  • Double European Bronze 1500m Medallist
  • Two-Time Olympian & World Finalist
  • Irish 1500m record holder
  • Advocate for girls & women to be active & take part in sport
  • Loves to garden and her dogs
  • Instagram 20k+ @ciaramageeanrun

Ciara Mageean

‘The Tough of the Track’

  • Ciara Mageean, hails from Portaferry, County Down is a middle-distance international athlete competing in the 800m and 1500m.
  • Ciara is a full-time professional athlete and trains with Team New Balance in Manchester.
  • Multiple medallist – 4 x European (1500m and Cross Country) and 1x Commonwealth
  • Irish Record Holder 1500m (indoors and outdoors), Mile (indoors), 1000m (outdoors)
  • Competed in her second Olympic Games in 2021 at the Tokyo Games.
  • She qualified from UCD as a physiotherapist in 2017 and is passionate about movement and it is benefits for all regardless of age, gender, or ability.
  • Camogie was her sporting love and played at a high level into her teens and always keeps a hurl in her boot to have a puck around when needed.
  • A strong advocate for giving girls and women equal opportunities to take part in and enjoy sport and is willing to tackle and discuss some of the barriers and challenges that prevent participation.
  • Ciara is also well known and liked for her raw honestly in her post race interviews.


Key Achievements

  • 2022: Claimed silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in August, before going on to claim yet another major medal with a superb silver-medal-winning-performance at the European Championships in Munich. Produced a personal best performance to break Sonia O’Sullivan’s Irish 1500m record on her way to victory at the Diamond League meeting in Brussels (3:56.63).
  • 2020: Set a new Irish 800m record breaking the two-minute barrier to run 1:59.69. Broke Sonia O’Sullivan’s 1000m record running 2.31.06. During the indoor season set a new Irish record of 4:06.42
  • 2019: Won a European Bronze medal in 1500m at the European Indoor Athletics Championships. At the World Athletics Championships, she produced a lifetime best performance to make the World final finishing 10th overall with 4:00:15. In December she was part of the Irish women’s team that won Bronze at the European Cross-Country Championships. Athletics Ireland Athlete of the Year.
  • 2018: 1500m finalist (4th place), at the European Athletics Championships. Finalist at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in both the 800m and 1500m.
  • 2017: Set a new personal best of 4:22.40 in the mile at the Anniversary Games.
  • 2016: Won bronze at the European Athletics Championships in the 1500m. Made her Olympic debut.
  • 2011 Silver at the European Junior Track & Field Championships in Tallin, Estonia.
  • 2010 Silver Medallist 1500 metres World Junior Championships.
  • 2009 Silver Medallist IAAF World Youth Championships.