Geraldine Finnegan began her athletics career at the age of 14 as a cross country runner. She followed in her cousins footsteps, former all Ireland 400m champion, and was motivated by her father who was a boxer in his early days.
Geraldine has held national records at Javelin, Pole Vault, 100m, 400m, Shot Put, 80m Hurdles, 400m Hurdles, Long Jump, 2000m Steeplechase. From the age of 16, Geraldine was competing for Ireland. She continues to compete for her country and over the last 28 years has competed in many countries around the world including Australia, USA, Russia, Japan and all over Europe. She is the most versatile athlete in Ireland, winning many prestigious awards throughout the country including The Leinster All Star Senior Award for 10 consecutive years (2000 2009) and the Northern Ireland Female Master Athlete of the year 2005. Geraldine has also been honoured as the most medalled athlete in Ireland for 7 consecutive years.
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2010 Canada World Masters Indoor Athletics Championships Double Gold Medals
2009 Finland World Masters Indoor Athletics Championships Silver Medal
2008 British Masters Indoor Championships Gold Medal
2007 Italy World Heptathlon Champion Gold Medal
2007 400m Hurdles Silver Medal
2006 Poland Double European Champion Double Gold, Double Silver and Bronze
2005 Spain World Heptathlon Champion Double Gold
2004 Denmark Double European Champion, Double Gold, Double Silver and Bronze
2003 Germany World Indoor Champion Gold, Double Silver, and Bronze
Geraldine has also been honoured as the most medalled athlete in Ireland for 7 consecutive years.
Geraldine has been British and Irish Champion for the last 5 years in 10 events.
400m Hurdles, & Heptathlon (100m Hurdles, Shot Put, High Jump, 200m, Long Jump, Javelin & 800M)