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‘It’s about pushing hard at the right times’ – Meet the Galway sports scientist helping Premier League, NBA and NFL stars train smarter

Brian Moore is working with A-list athletes across the world

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Sonia O'Sullivan on her way to finishing second behind Gabriela Szabo in the 5000m at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Sonia O'Sullivan on her way to finishing second behind Gabriela Szabo in the 5000m at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Sports scientist Brian Moore. Photo: James Connolly

Sports scientist Brian Moore. Photo: James Connolly

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Sonia O'Sullivan on her way to finishing second behind Gabriela Szabo in the 5000m at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

If there is a conversation that simplifies it all – the complex balance between hard training and optimal recovery – then for Brian Moore it was the one he had with Moses Kiptanui in 1999.

Kiptanui, a three-time world champion and former steeplechase world record holder, was training in London at the time, where Moore was making his name as a physiologist.


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