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Shane is on last leg of marathon journey

Wednesday, 12th July, 2017 5:44pm

For many of us, the thought of even running a marathon would make our limbs ache and muscles cramp. 

This is most definitely not the case for Kerryman Shane Finn, who ran in marathon number 20 of 24 consecutive marathons on Tuesday, in Cork.

Shane is running to raise money for the charity Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland – a charity the runner supports due to his cousin living with both conditions.

The aim is to raise €100,000 to ensure the vital SBHI support continues for the nearly 2,000 people affected by the disease in Ireland.

Shane started his run at Perks Entertainment Centre in Youghal at around 9.30am, travelling through Killeagh, Castlemarytr and Midleton and finished at The Square, Cobh at about 2.30pm.

Members of the Ballymore Cobh AC welcomed Shane into Cobh and a post-marathon reception took place in the Commodore Hotel.

You can keep up to date with Shane’s progress throughout his remaining four marathons as the Kerry native is wearing a tracker at

To find out more information or to donate, check out

To donate €4 now, you can text the word GIVE to 50300.

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