Irish Road to Rio


Our names are Patrick Feeney, Jade Barber, and Chris Giesting and we all are graduates of the University of Notre Dame. During our careers we became the three most decorated track and field athletes in Notre Dame history contributing to 31 total All-American scrolls, 12 current Notre Dame school records, one National Championship, and have represented the U.S. on three different occasions. Within the last year we have all hit the 2016 Olympic Qualifying standard and next summer we will be competing to represent, in the words of Fr. Hesburgh, "God, Country and Notre Dame."

With the support of our friends and family, we have put our post-track and field career aspirations on hold to achieve this once in a liftime opportunity to represent the United States at the 2016 Olympic Games. In doing so, we have quickly realized the financial hardship that comes with the territory of becoming a professional runner. We ask you to please support our goal and join us to make this journey possible.  

The money raised from here will go toward basic living expenses freeing us to concentrate our efforts on training, dieting, and weight lifting every day. Rent, utilities,  groceries, running apparel, and traveling accommondations for both international and domestic track meets will be the majority of our expenses.

Every donation will be greatly appreciated and will make our dream that much more of a reality. 

The opportunity to wear the USA on your chest at the Olympic Games is every sports highest achievement. We have the passion and the talent. We just need your support carry us to the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro.

Thank you!

You can follow us and keep up to date with our training and performances throughout the year by following our website at  

Also feel free to follow us on our twitter and facebook accounts below:
@Mr_FEENEY and
@BarberJade and
@the_geese and


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