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Nick Griggs of Mid Ulster AC, centre, leads the field followed by eventual winner Seán Donoghue of Dublin City Harriers AC, left, whilst competing in the Junior Men's 1,500m at the Irish Life Health Junior Championships amp; U23 Specific Events at Morton Stadium in Santry, Dublin last June. Photo: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Nick Griggs of Mid Ulster AC, centre, leads the field followed by eventual winner Seán Donoghue of Dublin City Harriers AC, left, whilst competing in the Junior Men's 1,500m at the Irish Life Health Junior Championships U23 Specific Events at Morton Stadium in Santry, Dublin last June. Photo: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Nick Griggs of Mid Ulster AC, centre, leads the field followed by eventual winner Seán Donoghue of Dublin City Harriers AC, left, whilst competing in the Junior Men's 1,500m at the Irish Life Health Junior Championships U23 Specific Events at Morton Stadium in Santry, Dublin last June. Photo: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Nick Griggs of Mid Ulster AC, centre, leads the field followed by eventual winner Seán Donoghue of Dublin City Harriers AC, left, whilst competing in the Junior Men's 1,500m at the Irish Life Health Junior Championships U23 Specific Events at Morton Stadium in Santry, Dublin last June. Photo: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Cathal Dennehy

December 10 2021 02:30 AM

There are many ways to get to know the talent of Nick Griggs. You could put yourself in the stands of Morton Stadium last June, sitting alongside Rob Heffernan, as the former world champion watched the 16-year-old distance runner for the first time.

Unbelievable,” Heffernan repeated as Griggs skipped clear of athletes two or three years older to smash the Irish U-20 3,000m record.

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