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Farrell Treacy

Great Britain

SportShort Track
NOCGreat Britain
Born29 Apr 1995 in Solihull 
ResidenceNottingham, ENG
OccupationAthlete, Student
Higher educationSports Management - De Montfort University: Leicester, ENG
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.618 11 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:23.713 12 Nov 2017 Shanghai  
    1500m 2:11.988 09 Feb 2022 Beijing  
    3000m 4:59.487 03 Jan 2016 Nottingham  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"A friend took me to one of the training sessions. I just loved the speed and it looked really cool. Then after I started, it became second nature and I went on to love competing and the social side of short track."  
General Interest
General Interest
Awards and honoursHe was named the 2017 Solihull Sportsman of the Year in England. (Twitter profile, 21 Jul 2017)

In 2012 he was named Junior Sports Person of the Year in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. (, 02 Mar 2012)
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track in 2008 in Solihull, England.  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHis younger brothers Ethan and Niall have represented Great Britain in short track. Ethan competed at the 2022 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada, and Niall was ranked 27th in the men's 1000m at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (SportsDeskOnline, 25 Oct 2022;, 09 Sep 2019)  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesHe had hip surgery in 2020. (, 15 Oct 2021)

He was sidelined for two months after breaking his leg at the 2019 World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. (, 02 May 2019)

In 2014 he was sidelined for four months after he broke his arm in eight places. The injury required two operations. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2018, 12 Jan 2017)

A knee injury prevented him from skating for one month in 2009. (Athlete, 12 Jan 2017)
Memorable sporting achievementPlacing ninth in the 1500m at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 09 Feb 2022)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Tom Iveson. (Athlete, 05 Feb 2020)  
Hero / IdolSwiss tennis player Roger Federer. (Athlete, 05 Feb 2020)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Train smart and race with passion." (Athlete, 05 Feb 2020)  
Other informationINJURY SCARE
He broke his leg at the 2019 World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, but was relieved that the injury was not worse. There were initial fears that he had also ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] in his knee, which would have put him out of action for 12 months rather than two. "Without an official diagnosis from scans, it was suggested by the doctor and physio that I had ruptured my ACL and could very likely expect 12 months out. This was difficult to process. As the season was coming to an end, there were athletes celebrating their success and looking forward to the next season. I was not hopeful that I would even be training for next season, so that contrast really hit me hard and it was an extremely uncomfortable place to be in. I got back to the UK in one piece, [and] the very next day I saw the surgeon who had unbelievable news. I had only broken my leg! He explained that for some reason the ACL was intact, which is apparently very rare with the type of break I had [evulsion]. From a possible nine to 12 months out requiring surgery, suddenly being reduced to six to eight weeks in a leg brace was an indescribable relief. I can't say I ever thought I would be so relieved that I 'only' broke my leg." (, 02 May 2019)

He has studied for a master's degree in sport management at De Montfort University in Leicester, England. (LinkedIn profile, 18 Oct 2022;, 15 Oct 2021)
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachRichard Shoebridge [national], GBR  
Social Media
Social Media  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 European Championships 5000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 European Championships 5000m Relay6  
    2018/2019 European Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2022 Olympic Games 1500m9  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1000m10  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay11  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay12  
    2016/2017 European Championships Overall13  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1500m14  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m14  
    2016/2017 European Championships 500m15  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1000m19  
    2019/2020 European Championships 500m19  
    2016/2017 European Championships 1500m22  
    2015/2016 European Championships Overall23  
    2018/2019 European Championships Overall25  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m25  
    2018/2019 European Championships 500m27  
    2019/2020 European Championships Overall27  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m33  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m33  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m36  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1000m36  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m37  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall42  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m47  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall48  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m51  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall56  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships Overall60  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships Overall77  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Dresden 2000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 2000m Relay9  
    2018/2019 Dresden 5000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay10  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 5000m Relay10  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay10  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay11  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay11  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay11  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m12  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay12  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m12  
    2016/2017 Dresden 5000m Relay13  
    2019/2020 Dresden 5000m Relay13  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m15  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m18  
    2019/2020 Dresden 2000m Relay18  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m20  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m21  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m24  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m24  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m28  
    2016/2017 Minsk 500m28  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m29  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m30  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m30  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m31  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m31  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m32  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m32  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m33  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m40  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m43  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m43  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m45  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1000m45  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m47  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m48  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m48  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1000m48  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 500m48  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1000m49  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m58  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m59  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 1500m59  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m60  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m62  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m67  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m68  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m72  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m82  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m83  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m102  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m127