He may not be considered as a likely candidate to step on the podium by many.
The young Milford man is against the best in the world in his sport but that certainly won’t phase Brendan.
Brendan, who qualified for the Olympics with a personal best of 3.57.58 in Germany last September, was more than a minute inside the qualifying time.
Brenan is already a winner in many Donegal people’s eyes having just qualified for the games.
In the run-up to the London Olympics, Brendan kindly visited a number of schools to speak to younger pupils about sport and diet.
Principal of Milford Vocational School, Ms Fiona Temple, said Brendan recently came into the school to talk about his career and to pass on some tips for a healthier lifestyle.
“He was so done to earth and you would not have thought that he was training to represent Ireland at the Olympics.
“He took lots of time out to chat to all the pupils and was genuinely interested in them,” she said.
Brendan’s race starts at 9am.