Name: Stephen Scullion

Event: Marathon

Age: 32

The Belfast athlete ran a personal best time of 2:11:52 in finishing in the 2020 Houston Marathon to secure his place at the Olympic Games.

Nine months later he ran the second fastest marathon by an Irishman in finishing 11th in the London marathon in a time 2:09.49, just 16 seconds outside John Treacy's long-standing record.

The 2019 national marathon champion has spoken of the mental challenges he has faced, especially in a Covid environment, and has has already rowed back on two retirements calls.