DIT Student is Ireland’s ‘35 Marathon Man’

DIT Student takes on the challenge of 35 marathons in 35 days

6th June 2012: A final year student of Spatial Planning in DIT, Alan Corcoran, is taking on the challenge of his life by attempting to become the first man to run a lap of Ireland. That’s 917 miles or the equivalent of 35 marathons, and Alan aims to complete the challenge in 35 days, all in aid of charity.


Image courtesy of the Irish Heart Foundation

Last weekend, when most other students were relaxing after finishing their exams, Alan embarked on the 917 mile-long journey from his home in Waterford city.  His plan, to lap Ireland in 35 days, will involve Alan running the equivalent of a full marathon everyday and his plan is to finish on the last day by completing the Viking marathon in his home city on 30 June.

Alan has undertaken the extreme challenge in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation’s Act FAST campaign to help save lives from stroke and spread more hope.


Image courtesy of the Irish Heart Foundation

What: 35 marathons, 35 days, 917 miles

Who: 21 year old male, 25 All-Ireland athletics medals, DIT Student

Why: to help save lives from stroke and spread hope

When: start date 27 May, Waterford city  finish date 30 June, Waterford city

Charities: Irish Heart Foundation, National Rehabilitation Centre and the Football Village of Hope charity



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