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Gerard Hartmann
Gerard Hartmann

Introducing Gerard Hartmann

Gerard Hartmann

Gerard Hartmann is a native of Limerick City, Ireland who, over the past twenty two years, has developed a reputation for treating many of the the world's elite sport stars.

He is the founder and director of Hartmann International Sports Injury Clinic at the University Arena, University of Limerick, Ireland and its satellite clinic at the High Altitude Training Centre, Iten, Kenya.

Gerard has treated 61 Olympic medal winners, 47 World Champions including World Record holders in 100m, 110m hurdles, 1,500m, 1 mile, 3,000m, 3,000m steeplechase, 5,000m, 10,000m, 10 mile road, half marathon, marathon.


He has treated international athletes from USA, Great Britain, Ireland, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, South Africa, Tanzania, Algeria, Morocco, Sudan, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Ukraine, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, Portugal, Spain.

At 18 years of age Gerard went to the USA in 1979 on an athletic scholarship to McNeese State University and then to the University of Arkansas to compete in middle distance track events (1,500m 3:45, 5,000m 14:14, 3,000m SC 8:48).

In 1984 he won the first of seven national Irish triathlon titles and between 1984 and 1991 represented Ireland in European Championships, World Triathlon Championships and Hawaii Ironman World Championships events. His best achievements internationally was:

3rd Place Japan International Triathlon
6th Place European Triathlon Championships
14th Place World Triathlon Championships
24th Place Hawaii Ironman.


Kelly Holmes

In 1991, at 31 years of age Gerard’s career was abruptly ended when he fractured his hip in a freak cycling accident. He first developed his Physical Therapy practice in Gainesville, Florida, where he operated his clinic, Gerard Hartmann Physical Therapy and Advanced Performance Systems.

He returned to his native Limerick City in 1996 and opened Hartmann International Sports Injury Clinic at 2 Patrick Street in the main city centre.

In 2007 he re-located the clinic to the University Arena Sports Centre at the University of Limerick.

Gerard Hartmann served as Physical Therapist at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games to a dozen medal winners.

He was Physical Therapist to the Irish Olympic team in Atlanta USA in 1996.

He served on the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic team at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, 2004 Athens Olympic Games, 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

He has treated and prepared athletes who have won the following marathons:

  • World Championships
  • IAAF World Cup Marathon
  • New York City Marathon
  • Boston Marathon
  • Rotterdam Marathon
  • Paris Marathon
  • Dublin Marathon
  • Chicago Marathon

He has worked with a record seven winners of the London Marathon including world record holders Paula Radcliffe and Khalid Khannouchi.

Physiotherapy Biography

  • 2012 - Physical Therapist - Irish Olympic Team London 2012.
  • Member of Olympic Council of Ireland Medical and Sports Science Team.
  • 1992 - Physical Therapist - USA Olympic Team. Barcelona Olympic Games. 
  • 1996 - Physical Therapist - Irish Olympic Team, Atlanta USA
  • 1999 - Physical Therapist - UK Athletics Team, World Championships, Seville, Spain
  • 2000 - Physical Therapist - British Olympic Team, Sydney, Australia
  • 2001 - Physical Therapist - UK Athletics Cross Country Team, Ostend, Belgium
  • 2001 - Physical Therapist - UK Athletics Team World Championships, Edmonton, Canada
  • 2004 - Physical Therapist - British Olympic Team, Athens, Greece.
  • 2008 - Physical Therapist - British Olympic Team, Beijing, China.
  • 2008 - Physical Therapist - Netherlands at IAAF World Half Marathon Championship, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.