GREGSON Ryan < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 26 Apr 1990 in Mount Warrigal, AUS
Height1.84 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Genevieve Gregson
Residence Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Occupation Athlete
Languages French, English
Higher education Business, Marketing - Swinburne University of Technology: Hawthorn, VIC, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He first tried the sport at age four at Albion Park Little Athletics Club in New South Wales, Australia.
Why this sport? "My older sister and I did swimming club on a Friday night, and she was sick of being cold from getting in and out of the water. My parents decided that little athletics would be a better fit for a Friday night and it all went from there."
Club / Team Melbourne Track Club: Australia
Name of coach Nic Bideau [club], AUS
General Interest
Nicknames Grego (runnerstribe.com, 24 Jan 2020)
Most influential person in career His parents, and coach Nic Bideau. (Athlete, 30 Aug 2010)
Hero / Idol British middle distance runner Steve Ovett. (Athlete, 30 Aug 2010)
Injuries In early 2012 he suffered a small tear to his calf muscle during training. He recovered in time to compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, but tore the calf muscle in his other leg 100m into his 1500m heat. He still managed to progress to the semifinal despite the injury. (westsillawarra.com.au, 04 Oct 2012; illawarramercury.com.au, 15 Feb 2012)

In 2011 he was troubled by calf and foot injuries. (illawarramercury.com.au, 15 Feb 2012)

He missed the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India, because of a stress fracture to his foot. (olympics.com.au, 26 Jun 2012; theaustralian.com.au, 17 Sep 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Train hard and get in shape so you don't have to rely on luck." (Athlete, 30 Aug 2010)
Other sports He played junior cricket for Western Australia and made the New South Wales U15 hockey team. (Athlete, 30 Aug 2010)
Famous relatives His wife Genevieve Gregson competed in athletics [3000m steeplechase] at the Olympic Games in 2012 and 2016, while his cousin Casey Eastham played hockey for Australia at the Olympic Games in 2008 and 2012. (Genevieve Gregson Instagram profile, 21 Jan 2020; dailytelegraph.com.au, 26 May 2016; sports-reference.com, 01 Jan 2012; Athlete, 30 Aug 2010)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (smh.com.au, 29 Mar 2020)
Other information PARTNER
He and his wife Genevieve Gregson [nee LaCaze] train in the same squad at Melbourne Track Club in Victoria, Australia. "I am someone who overthinks things and she is very free-spirited and very relaxed. I do go to her for advice and a lot of the time she just tells me to not worry so much, and relax. It helps me for sure." (smh.com.au, 29 Mar 2020; runnerstribe.com, 24 Jan 2020; dailytelegraph.com.au, 18 Mar 2016)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
In May 2020 he began serving as a member of the high performance advisory group with Athletics Australia [AA]. (LinkedIn profile, 01 May 2020)

OTHER STUDIES
He studied carpentry at Wollongong TAFE in New South Wales, Australia. (Athlete, 30 Aug 2010)