Born in Dublin, David Gillick is a 2 time European 400m Champion. He is one of Ireland most successful sprinters of all time, winning the European indoor championships in 2005 and 2007. He became an Olympian in 2008 and in 2009 finished 6th in the Berlin world Championships. He is the first Irishman to run under the magical 45 second barrier for 400m and is the first Irishman to make a global final for 83 years. David was also a consistent 44 second runner through 2009 and 2010, running in the top Golden/Diamond league meetings around the world and representing Ireland in finals of European and World championships. He has had successive world rankings within the top 5 and became one of the fastest white athletes over the distance, which is dominated by American and Caribbean athletes. In 2011 and 2012 he suffered with injury which resulted in missing the London Olympic games.