Brian Gagnon

Birthday: May 8, 1987

Hometown: Lowell, Massachusetts

College: University of Connecticut

Personal Bests: 800: 1:45.45 1k: 2:18.27 1500: 3:38.38 Mile: 3:57.91

Notable Accomplishments:

Semi-Finalist 800m 2012 US Olympic Trials (9th Overall)

Semi-Finalist 1500m 2012 US Olympic Trials (18th Overall)

2 x 800m NCAA All American

3 x 800m Big East Champion

Favorite Shoe: HOKA ONE ONE® Hupana

Why NJNYTC? I joined NJNY because of Coach Gags. He took me in when no one else would and helped me become the runner I am today.

Greatest strength as an athlete: I would like to think that I am very coachable and when it comes down to it I would do whatever I could to help out the team whether it be leading workouts, pacing races or just to be there to hold a stop watch and time intervals.

Greatest weakness: Not doing a better job of listening to my body. But I’ve been working on that!

Favorite Gags Quote: “51+54=1:45 It’s very simple. Don’t make it complex.”  On how to run 1:45. I went on to run 1:45 going 51.7 53.7.

Role Model: My older brother Peter

Hobbies: Watching Boston sports especially the Bruins! Go Pats Go Sox!!

Running Idiosyncrasy: Towards the end of races when I get tired I tend to lean back almost like I’m sitting in a Lazy Boy!