A women from the Cork became the first visually impaired athlete to complete the World Marathon Challenge – seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.
Sinead Kane was born with only 5% vision. She began the grueling challenge on 23rd January by means of running a marathon in Antarctica.
She described this race as the ‘toughest’ one by means of weather conditions with the temperature falling to -35 degree Celsius during parts of the race.
She completed the marathon in five hours and 22 minutes. Her second marathon was in Punta Arenas in Chile while the third was in Miami.
She then moved further on to the Madrid, Marrakech and Dubai before completing her seventh and final marathon in Sydney on 29th January. It was done in a time period of four hours and 42 minutes.
Ms Kane, who ran with her guide runner, John O’Regan only started running five years ago. She is also a solicitor and PhD student.