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Asafa Powell
(Jamaican Retired Sprinter and Olympic Gold Medalist)
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Birthdate: November 23, 1982
Birthplace: Spanish Town, Jamaica

Asafa Powell is a Jamaican sprinter who set the 100 metres world record on two occasions between 2005 and 2008. He achieved international prominence in 2016 when he won a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Asafa Powell has also won a couple of gold medals at the World Championships.

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Paula Radcliffe
(British Former Long-Distance Runner)
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Birthdate: December 17, 1973
Birthplace: Davenham, Cheshire, England

Paula Radcliffe is a retired distance runner, credited with winning the London Marathon and the New York Marathon three times each. Born into an athletic family, she emerged as a running talent by the time she was in her teens, winning the world junior cross-country title at the age of nineteen, eventually. She held the Women's World Marathon Record from 2003 to 2019.

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David Rudisha
(Kenyan Middle-Distance Runner)
David Rudisha
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Birthdate: December 17, 1988
Birthplace: Kilgoris, Narok County, Kenya
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Florence Griffith Joyner
(Former Sprinter Who Won Gold Medal in 1988 Olympics)
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Birthdate: December 21, 1959
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: September 21, 1998

Legendary American sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner is still regarded as the fastest woman in the world. Her world records in both the 100m and 200m categories have still not been broken. The three-time Olympic gold medal winner was also known for her six-inch nails and her unconventional outfits.

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Alberto Juantorena
(Former Cuban Runner)
Alberto Juantorena
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Birthdate: December 3, 1950
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Heike Drechsler
(German Former Track and Field Athlete)
Heike Drechsler
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Birthdate: December 16, 1964
Birthplace: Gera, Germany
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Eilish McColgan
(Scottish Middle and Long-Distance Runner)
Eilish McColgan
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Birthdate: November 25, 1990
Birthplace: Dundee, Scotland

Eilish McColgan is a British middle-distance athlete. She competes in the 3000 meters steeplechase and 5000 meters. She represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympic Games and the 2016 Olympic Games. She won the Great South Run in Portsmouth in 2018. She has a degree in mathematics and accountancy from the University of Dundee. 

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Jigoro Kano
(Japanese Educator, Athlete, and the Founder of Judo)
Jigoro Kano
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Birthdate: December 10, 1860
Birthplace: Hyogo, Japan
Died: May 4, 1938

Legendary Japanese athlete Jigoro Kano is remembered as the founder of judo. A fine educator, he had also had a 23-year stint as the principal of 2 schools, which later became the University of Tsukuba. He was also the first Asian to be part of the International Olympic Committee.

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Donovan Bailey
(The First Canadian to Legally Break the 10-second Barrier in the 100 m)
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Birthdate: December 16, 1967
Birthplace: Manchester Parish, Jamaica

Donovan Bailey is a retired Jamaican-Canadian sprinter. He once held the world record for the 100 meters and is considered the greatest Canadian sprinter of all time. Noted for his top speed, he became the first Canadian to legally break the 10-second barrier in the 100 meters. In 2004,  he was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.

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Sergey Bubka
(Former Soviet-Ukrainian Pole Vaulter Who Broke the World Record for Men's Pole Vault 35 Times)
Sergey Bubka
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Birthdate: December 4, 1963
Birthplace: Luhansk, Ukraine

Russian star pole-vaulter Sergey Bubka had started training at age 9. He soared to fame after winning the world championship in Finland at age 15 and later became the first to jump 6.1m. He won the 1988 Seoul Olympic gold and shattered the global men’s pole vault record 35 times.

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Carmelita Jeter
(American Sprinter)
Carmelita Jeter
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Birthdate: November 24, 1979
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Oscar Pistorius
(South African Former Professional Sprinter and Convicted Murderer)
Oscar Pistorius
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Birthdate: November 22, 1986
Birthplace: Sandton, South Africa

From being an infant whose both legs were amputated below knee, Oscar Pistorius went on to become a top athlete with wins in Paralympic Games and other sporting events. The South African sprinter also became the first amputee runner to compete at the Olympics Games. However, later, he was convicted for the murder of his girlfriend and is currently imprisoned.

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Dina Asher-Smith
(British Sprinter and Fastest British Woman on Record)
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Birthdate: December 4, 1995
Birthplace: Orpington, Kent, England
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Nodar Kumaritashvili
(Athlete)
Nodar Kumaritashvili
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Birthdate: November 25, 1988
Birthplace: Borjomi, Georgia
Died: February 12, 2010
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Kriss Akabusi
(British Former Sprint and Hurdling Track and Field Athlete)
Kriss Akabusi
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Birthdate: November 28, 1958
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England

Known for his signature laughter, Kriss Akabusi is a former track and field athlete who has three Olympic bronze medals to his credit. He also became a European Champion in 1990, breaking a 22-year British 400m hurdles record. He had previously also been part of the British Army.

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Bernard Lagat
(Kenyan-American Middle and Long-distance Runner)
Bernard Lagat
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Birthdate: December 12, 1974
Birthplace: Kapsabet, Kenya
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Yuliya Levchenko
(Ukrainian High Jumper)
Yuliya Levchenko
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Birthdate: November 28, 1997
Birthplace: Artemivsk, Ukraine
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Peter Snell
(New Zealand Middle-Distance Runner and Olympic Gold Medalist)
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Birthdate: December 17, 1938
Birthplace: Ōpunake, New Zealand
Died: December 12, 2019

Peter Snell was a New Zealand athlete who specialized in middle-distance running. He won three gold medals at the Olympic Games and is the only man to have won the 1500 and 800 metres at the same Olympics since 1920. In 2012, Peter Snell was inducted into the International Association of Athletics Federations Hall of Fame. 

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Bob Hayes
(The Only Athlete to Win Both an Olympic Gold Medal and a Super Bowl Ring)
Bob Hayes
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Birthdate: December 20, 1942
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Died: September 18, 2002

Bob Hayes was an American athlete and a football player. An Olympic gold medalist and a Super Bowl ring winner, Hayes was inducted into both Pro Football Hall of Fame as well as the United States Olympic Hall of Fame. He won gold medal in 100m and 4 x 100m relay in 1964 Tokto Oympics  Hayes was once regarded as the world's fastest human.

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Alastair Denniston
(Scottish Field Hockey Player)
Alastair Denniston
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Birthdate: December 1, 1881
Birthplace: Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Died: January 1, 1961

Alastair Denniston was a Scottish code breaker and hockey player. He was deputy head of the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS) from 1919 to 1942. As a member of the Scottish Olympic hockey team in 1908, he won a bronze medal. He worked as a code breaker during the war years. He taught French and Latin following his retirement. 

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Susanthika Jayasinghe
(Athlete)
Susanthika Jayasinghe
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Birthdate: December 17, 1975
Birthplace: Uduwaka, Sri Lanka
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Michael Norman
(American Sprinter Who Holds the World Best Time in the Indoor 400 Meters at 44.52 Seconds)
Michael Norman
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Birthdate: December 3, 1997
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Hannes Kolehmainen
(Finnish Athlete and 4-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Who Was One of the 'Flying Finns')
Hannes Kolehmainen
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Birthdate: December 9, 1889
Birthplace: Kuopio, Finland
Died: January 11, 1966

Legendary Finnish track and field athlete Hannes Kolehmainen was one of the Flying Finns and had won 4 Olympic gold medals and a silver. Known for undergoing rigorous training sessions, he also maintained a vegetarian diet. Though a bricklayer by profession, he had a sports-loving family and 2 brothers who were long-distance runners.

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Douglas Nicholls
(28th Governor of South Australia and Professional Athlete)
Douglas Nicholls
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Birthdate: December 9, 1906
Birthplace: Cummeragunja Reserve, New South Wales, Australia
Died: June 4, 1988

Douglas Nicholls was an Australian athlete, ceremonial officer, and Churches of Christ pastor. Nicholls served as an inspiration to the Aboriginal Australian community, Yorta Yorta. In 1972, he became the first Aboriginal Australian to receive the title of Knight Bachelor.

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Harold Abrahams
( Olympic Champion in 1924 in the 100 metres Sprint)
Harold Abrahams
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Birthdate: December 15, 1899
Birthplace: Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
Died: January 14, 1978

English track and field athlete is best remembered for his gold medal win in the 100m race at the Paris Olympics in 1924. Part of the Achilles Club, he and his exploits inspired the 1981 film Chariots of Fire. Following his retirement, he became a broadcaster and sports administrator.

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Brandon Starc
(Australian Professional High Jumper)
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Birthdate: November 24, 1993
Birthplace: Baulkham Hills, Australia

Brandon Starc is an Australian high jumper. He won a silver medal at the inaugural 2010 Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore when he was just 16 years old. He was a finalist at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2016 Summer Olympics and won the gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. He is married to fellow athlete Laura Turner. 

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Paul Rabil
(American Former Professional Lacrosse Player and Co-founder of the Premier Lacrosse League)
Paul Rabil
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Birthdate: December 14, 1985
Birthplace: Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Irina Privalova
(Russian Former Olympic Gold Medallist Athlete)
Irina Privalova
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Birthdate: November 22, 1968
Birthplace: Malakhovka, Russia
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Władysław Kozakiewicz
(Retired Polish Athlete Who Specialised in the Pole Vault)
Władysław Kozakiewicz
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Birthdate: December 8, 1953
Birthplace: Šalčininkai, Lithuania
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Sonia O'Sullivan
(Irish Former Track and Field Athlete)
Sonia O'Sullivan
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Birthdate: November 28, 1969
Birthplace: Cobh, Ireland
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Tatyana Kazankina
(Russian Athlete and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Tatyana Kazankina
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Birthdate: December 17, 1951
Birthplace: Saratov Oblast, Russia
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Olga Rypakova
(Athlete)
Olga Rypakova
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Birthdate: November 30, 1984
Birthplace: Ust'-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Tom Sims
(American Athlete, Inventor and Entrepreneur)
Tom Sims
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Birthdate: December 6, 1950
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: September 12, 2012
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Lonah Chemtai Salpeter
(Athlete)
Lonah Chemtai Salpeter
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Birthdate: December 12, 1988
Birthplace: Kenya

Lonah Chemtai Salpeter is a Kenyan-Israeli runner who has won gold medals at the 2018 European Championships and 2020 World Marathon Majors, representing Israel. She also took part in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics where she competed in the marathon. Chemtai holds the current Israeli national record for the best time in the marathon. 

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Alvin Kraenzlein
(Olympic athlete)
Alvin Kraenzlein
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Birthdate: December 12, 1876
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: January 6, 1928
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David Torrence
(Olympic athlete)
David Torrence
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Birthdate: November 26, 1985
Birthplace: Okinawa, Japan
Died: August 28, 2017
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Wilson Kipketer
(Runner)
Wilson Kipketer
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Birthdate: December 12, 1972
Birthplace: Kapchemoiywo, Nandi County, Kenya
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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John Akii-Bua
(Ugandan Hurdler and the First Olympic Champion)
John Akii-Bua
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Birthdate: December 3, 1949
Birthplace: Lira, Uganda
Died: June 20, 1997
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Imani-Lara Lansiquot
(English Sprinter Who Competes in the 100 Meters)
Imani-Lara Lansiquot
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Birthdate: December 17, 1997
Birthplace: Peckham, England
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Hellen Obiri
(Kenyan Middle and Long-Distance Runner)
Hellen Obiri
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Birthdate: December 13, 1989
Birthplace: Kisii, Kenya
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Gagik Tsarukyan
(Armenian Politician, Businessman, Former Athlete and One of the Richest Men in Armenia)
Gagik Tsarukyan
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Birthdate: November 25, 1956
Birthplace: Arinj, Armenian SSR, USSR

Gagik Tsarukyan is an Armenian politician, businessman, and former athlete. He is credited with founding a political party called Prosperous Armenia Party. In addition to his political endeavors, Gagik Tsarukyan also owns numerous large-scale businesses and is counted among the richest men in Armenia.

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Fiona May
(British Retired Track and Field Athlete)
Fiona May
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Birthdate: December 12, 1969
Birthplace: Slough, England

Former track and field athlete Fiona May initially represented the UK and then Italy in long jump. She has two Olympic silver medals to her credit and is a three-time World Champion. Her daughter, Larissa Iapichino, too is an athlete, who specializes in hurdles and long jump.

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Dean Macey
(English Athlete Best Known for Competing in the Decathlon)
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Birthdate: December 12, 1977
Birthplace: Rochford, Essex, England
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Conseslus Kipruto
(Kenyan Middle-Distance Runner)
Conseslus Kipruto
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Birthdate: December 8, 1994
Birthplace: Eldoret, Kenya
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Pamela Jelimo
(Kenyan Middle-Distance Runner)
Pamela Jelimo
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Birthdate: December 5, 1989
Birthplace: Nandi County, Kenya
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Charmaine Gilgeous
(Antigua and Barbuda Sprinter)
Charmaine Gilgeous
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Birthdate: December 17, 1971
Birthplace: Antigua
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Iolanda Balaș
(Romanian Athlete Who Specialized in High Jump)
Iolanda Balaș
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Birthdate: December 12, 1936
Birthplace: Timişoara, Romania
Died: March 11, 2016

Iolanda Balas was a Romanian athlete who specialized in high jump. She is best known for winning a gold medal at the 1960 and 1964 Olympic Games; she was the first woman from Romania to win an Olympic gold. A two-time European champion and former world record holder, Balas is counted among the greatest high jumpers of the 20th century.

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Sally Kipyego
(American Long and Middle-Distance Runner)
Sally Kipyego
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Birthdate: December 19, 1985
Birthplace: Kapsowar, Kenya
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Milt Campbell
(African-American Athlete)
Milt Campbell
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Birthdate: December 9, 1933
Birthplace: Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
Died: November 2, 2012
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Declan Hannon
(Irish Hurler)
Declan Hannon
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Birthdate: November 25, 1992
Birthplace: Adare, County Limerick, Ireland
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)