Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Galway marathon August 29

Athletics fanatics in Galway are attempting to follow in the footsteps of Dublin and Cork with a new marathon in the city.

Organisers have planned the gruelling 26.2-mile run for Sunday August 29 and are aiming to attract up to 10,000 amateur and professional competitors.

Two-time Olympian and world indoor medallist in the 1980s and 1990s Paul Donovan put together the plan with his ultra-runner brother Richie.