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400M SPRINTER: IAAF 2016 WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Scott Gibson

  • 19.00% funded
  • € 285.00 pledged
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Hello everyone,

Thank you for taking the time to read my page.  Being an athlete can be quite a lonely existence as you compete as an individual.   To know that there are people out there willing to support me means a great deal and helps me motivate myself during the early starts on wet, cold training days.

My target is to raise €1,500.  However, in order for me to achieve my overall 2016 goal of qualifying for the IAAF 2016 World Junior Championships,  I will be spending upwards of €5,000.  Please email me at scott1507@gmail.com if you feel you can provide additional support.

About me

I am an 18 year old ambitious athlete that currently competes in the U20 Junior category of athletics in the 400M and 4x100M Relay.  I train full time at Cardiff Metropolitan University, whilst being a student studying a BSc in Sports and Exercise Science.

I love to inspire and act as a role model to younger people.  I like to share my story as it shows to everybody that anything can be achieved with dedication, determination and motivation.

The 2014 athletic season was my first and ‘break through’ season for the 400M despite a bad start.  At my first major championships, after leading the race from the start, I lost my balance and fell only metres from the line to finish last.

This huge set back only motivated me further.  Since then I haven’t lost a National 400M age group competition.  This earned me my selection to represent Ireland at the 2015 European Junior Championships where I competed in the 400M and the 4x100M.

The future

Last September I moved to Cardiff from Ireland to start my university studies.  I changed coach to Matt Elias whose 400M knowledge and experience is giving a great boost to my preparations.

I have had a good start to my winter training program, which will ensure I have the strength and endurance base I am going to need.  I will be tactical in my race choices this up and coming season to ensure my training and competitions are perfectly aligned for me to achieve the required qualifying times for the IAAF 2016 World Junior Championships with Team Ireland.

This project funding will go towards my training camps, competition travel costs, kit, massage and physio treatments.

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