Colin Griffin is a former Irish international athlete who competed at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games in the 50km Walk. His career highlights included finishing 10th at the 2010 European Championships and 12th at the 2012 World Cup, as well as previously holding the Irish record for the 50km walk.
Since retiring from his race walking career in 2013, Colin has been a regular participant in domestic road races with a marathon PB of 2.23.00 and half marathon 68.51. He provides strength and conditioning support to some leading Irish athletes and coaches a number of distance runners.
Colin works as a strength and conditioning coach at the Sports Surgery Clinic in Dublin, where he is Lead for Foot and Ankle Rehabilitation. His role involves managing a clinical team and treating complex lower limb injuries using cutting edge performance assessments to provide an individualised program. Combined with his clinical role, he is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Côte d’Azur in France investigating Achilles tendinopathy rehabilitation and lower limb biomechanics.
Colin is a regular speaker and keynote presenter at sports medicine conferences, corporate events, a guest university lecturer and a coach education tutor with Athletics Ireland. As a PhD student who works with clients from elite athletes to recreational runners, Colin has a big interest in disseminating evidence-based research to the end user.
Main areas of interest:
- Keynote corporate speaking events on running injuries and physical preparation
- Media features/columns on running injuries and rehabilitation