Phil Healy

Phil Healy


  • Irish Olympian: Athletics, Sprinter
  • European 400m finalist (indoor)
  • Olympic, World and European Finalist (-4x400m)
  • Master’s in enterprise computer software at WIT.
  • From Ballineen in West Cork
  • Instagram @phil_healy 
Phil Healy

Phil Healy hauls from Ballineen Cork. At the Tokyo Olympic Games she made history by becoming the first Irish athlete to be selected in three events: the 200m, 400m and 4x400m mixed relay.

The relay team made history by becoming the first-ever to make an Olympic final. Healy set a new personal best of 51.50 in the 400m in Belfast improving on the 51.94 she ran when placing fourth at the European Indoor Athletics Championships. She matched this with a blistering 200m of 22.83 to win the National championship which was just over the allowed wind limit for it to stand as a new Irish record.

In 2019 12 weeks after breaking her foot while walking down a cobbled street, Phil Healy stepped onto the track for the 200m at World University Championships in the Studio San Paolo in Naples. It was pure steely determination that created a minor miracle for Phil Healy to not only be back on the track but competing at a major world championship.

Known for her gutsy attitude to racing a video of Phil winning the final leg of the 4 x 400 metre Irish University Championships in 2016 went viral around the world as the ‘ultimate come back’.

A Waterford Institute of Technology Scholarship athlete, she studied a master’s in Enterprise Computer Software