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‘You’ll make an eejit of yourself’: How Tyrone’s running prodigy Nick Griggs is defying the experts after family tragedy

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Nick Griggs, 16, is already proving plenty of people wrong with his sporting exploits.

Nick Griggs, 16, is already proving plenty of people wrong with his sporting exploits.

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Mark Kirk

Mark Kirk

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Nick Griggs, 16, is already proving plenty of people wrong with his sporting exploits.

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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