Men to run five marathons in one day from Limerick to Dublin

Anne Sheridan

Reporter:

Anne Sheridan

TWO men are running 126 miles - the equivalent of five marathons - in one day from Limerick to Dublin this week to raise thousands of euro for the Special Olympics.

TWO men are running 126 miles - the equivalent of five marathons - in one day from Limerick to Dublin this week to raise thousands of euro for the Special Olympics.

Brian Maher, a DJ and presenter with Spin 1038, and running partner, Mike Sheridan of entertainment.ie, will set out to run the ‘126 challenge’ this Thursday, April 26 from 7am in Limerick city.

A gruelling 30 hours later, after a few brief pitstops to stock up on calories and replenish their energies, they expect to arrive on Dublin’s Grafton Street.

Limerick people are being asked to meet up with them outside Debenham’s in Limerick that morning and run a few miles with them to show their support.

The route will take them from Limerick to Nenagh, Roscrea, Portlaoise, Naas and finally on to Dublin.

The pair have already run 52 miles, or two marathons back to back, from Dundalk or Dublin earlier this year to prepare them for this week’s challenge.

Last year Mr Maher ran 126 miles over five days - raising €15,000 for Special Olympics Ireland - and now he’ll be condensing this running time into just one day. Donations can be made through Challenge126 or text the word ‘Donate’ to 57252 to give €2 to charity.