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Chris O'Neill

50+ Marathons of Experience

Chris came into the sport in his early 20’s during his rehab from a back injury picked up playing Irish sports.

Initially running just to regain a level of fitness to allow a return to his preferred Sport,

he soon became interested in a one off goal of completing a marathon.


Running the distance in 2007 for the first time Chris has gone on to run another 51 marathon/Ultra races

including completing the famous Comrades marathon on 5 occasions.


A decision to move away from Ultra distance running in 2012 to work on improving his marathon times

has allowed him to explore the various different approaches to the preparation of a marathon runner

and gradually blending what works for him specifically.


A keen interest in the history of running in Ireland and Australia allows Chris to combine both old and new ideas when working to identify the best program for himself at any particular time. The experience over the years has prepared him well when he has assisted or provided training advice for friends and family from time to time.

Chris's passion for running has taken him all over the world to travel

and experience the great races and cities around the meeting and making life-long friends and memories.

 Chris openly admits running has helped both his  physical and mental health and definitely made him a better Husband, Dad and even in his professional life due to the balance and discipline the training brings.


Chris is a dad of two kids under 3 years old , Chris continues

to run in the community and with his own running still chasing P.Bs 


Personal Bests


Half Marathon




Comrades Ultra Marathon



  • 51 x Marathons

  • 5 x Comrades Ultra Marathon Finisher - 6hrs 15mins P.B

  • Major Marathons: 2 x Berlin, 4 x Tokyo, 1 x Chicago.

  • Top 100 - Major - 2:23 P.B Tokyo Marathon 2018

  • Winner of 4 Marathons in Perth (Rottnest, Perth, City2Surf & Bunbury)

  • Pacing and training with my wife to her 2Hrs 58 marathon PB in Berlin.

  • Lived and Trained in Kenya for 3months with the world's best athletes.


Coaching Availability

Track, 3km, 5km, 10km, Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra Marathons

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