Leon is Ireland’s fastest man over 200m (from 2018) and joint third fastest over 100m (10:30). He’s the reigning Irish 200m champion, clocking 20:79 ahead of Mark Smith (20:97) and Marcus Lawler (20:99) at this year’s National Championship. A former European medallist at junior and U23 level for Britain, Leon’s mother is from Belfast. His adoptive mother is from Wexford and played a key role in introducing him to athletics. He has run for Ireland since 2018.