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24 Hour Race - Finland

This weekend I go to Finland to do a 24hour race. Anything over a marathon distance is considered as an 'ultra' marathon. A marathon distance is 26.2miles or 42.2km.

In a 24 hour race the objective is to cover as much distance as possible within that time. I am thankful to Allianz Ireland who have yet again shown me encouragement and belief by sponsoring my participation in this race. Thank you guys. Your continuous support means so much.

I am going to suffer during the race. I know I will. One of the hardest parts of the race is standing at the start line and realising that you're going to suffer for 24hrs. But to reac...

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Reflecting on an Incredible Achievement

Hey Everyone,

I’ve had a couple of weeks now to reflect and to try and settle back into normality. However, normality still hasn’t hit as in my local community in Youghal and in Cork city people are still coming up to me congratulating me on the achievement. Many people have asked me - how my recovery has been going and how are my feet. To be honest my legs recovered very quickly. I put this down to the Normatec recovery boots that I have been using. Also I have good leg strength which is one of my advantages. As for my feet they have healed and the swelling and blisters are gone. My toe nails haven’t grown back yet – ...

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Guinness World Record Holder

Sinead Kane is an extraordinary young woman from Cork, who with just 5% vision has completed the World Marathon Challenge - 7 marathons, 7 continents, 7 days - Sinead is now a Guinness World Record holder, becoming the first visually impaired person to do so. Here, she tells us how she got through the last race.

Hi Everyone,

At the moment I’m sitting in my hotel room, across from Manly beach in Sydney. I’ve just had a very welcome shower and I am trying to get my stomach to settle after the final marathon.

I am also trying to take in what I have just achieved over the past week. The last seven days have been a character ...

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Arrival in Marrakech

Sinead Kane is an extraordinary young woman from Cork, who has just 5% vision and is currently taking on the World Marathon Challenge. 7 marathons, 7 continents, 7 days, Sinead has passed the halfway mark, with four marathons completed, and is about to embark on another in North Africa today…

Hi Everyone,

Well, we have finally passed the halfway mark of this challenge and at 5:30pm yesterday evening we ran one step closer towards achieving my goal of completing the 777. I am elated!

Team with Banner Marrakech

We landed in Marrakech at midnight last night and got to our hotel at 2am. I was so looking forward to spending a few hours there to get a l...

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Miami Marathon

Sinead Kane is an extraordinary young woman from Cork, who has just 5% vision and is currently taking on the World Marathon Challenge. 7 marathons, 7 continents, 7 days, Sinead has completed an incredible three marathons already, with number four taking place in Madrid today.

Hi Everyone,

I am so happy to let you know that I have successfully completed the Miami marathon. The count is now 3 marathons, on 3 continents, in 3 days.

I am really proud of what I have achieved so far. Yesterday’s race was plagued by delays, so it was an unbelievably anxious time as we waited to begin the race. John, my guide runner, and I cross...

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Antarctica: The Race

Sinead Kane is an extraordinary young woman from Cork, who has just 5% vision and is currently taking on the World Marathon Challenge. 7 marathons, 7 continents, 7 days, Sinead has successfully completed the first and second race. Here, she gives us an update on her incredible progress so far…

Hi everyone,

It's 9.16pm here and we have just arrived back to Chile, having just completed our first race in Antarctica. It was so tough, I can barely put it into words, but I am really happy with how I did, and that I did it. We finished the race in 5 hours 22 minutes.

Antartica race finish line

I have to admit; it was tough out there - seriously tough! I ...

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