Event: 800m and Marathon
Hometown: Naas, Kildare
Disability Group: T53
- Rio 2016 will be his first Paralympic Games.
- Has made a name for himself on the marathon scene in recent years.
Inspired by what he saw at London 2012, Patrick Monahan became involved in wheelchair racing in recent years, and has successfully defended his title as wheelchair winner of the Dublin marathon.
The Kildare man also won the Columbus Ohio Marathon in 2015 where he broke the Irish record by seven minutes and has enjoyed massive success throughout 2016 in his various competitions. He's now looking forward to competing at his first Paralympic Games in Rio this year.