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Derval O'Rourke is a former sprint hurdles athlete. She competed internationally in the 60 and 100 metres hurdles and today is the Irish national record holder in both events. O’Rourke participated in two Indoor World Championships, five Outdoor World Championships and the 2004, 2008, and 2012 Summer Olympics. She is a four-time European medallist and is one of Ireland’s most successful athletes.
Since retiring from a very successful athletics career in 2014, Derval has published two bestselling cookbooks, created a healthy lifestyle and subscription service platform, derval.ie, and more recently, has launched an e-commerce shop. Derval is also an established coach on the hugely popular television show “‘Ireland’s Fittest Family” and a sports commentator for both RTE and World Athletics.
O’Rourke obtained a BA in Geography and Sociology at UCD and an MSc in Management from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.
To hear more from Derval check out her Website and Instagram below:
In week 1of the challenge, we focus on the theme of Motivation & Mindset. Sports Journalist and Broadcaster Marie Crowe is joined by 3-time Olympian Derval O'Rourke and Former International Rugby Star Jamie Heaslip, to delve into what motivates them and explore whether their sources of motivation have changed over time. A story of resilience, empowerment, and self-motivation. Hear from Derval during w/c Monday February 15th.