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This Man Put In A Heroic Effort During The Dublin City Marathon

This Man Put In A Heroic Effort During The Dublin City Marathon
By Daniel Pim Updated

Over 14,000 people lined up for the Dublin City Marathon yesterday with many running for  great causes. One man in particular has been brought to Balls.ie's attention and he is Eoghan Barry.

Eoghan was running for Motor Neuron Disease which his partner's father and grandfather had passed away from. But what marked him out from the rest is that he ran with 25 kilograms on his back. Eoghan crossed the line in a time of 7 hours and 57 minutes with only his girlfriend and only a handful of race officials to greet him. This type of act would normally qualify Eoghan for "great guy" status but throw in the fact that he was asked by medics to give up his race as well as having his feet bandaged up twice due to the damage he had done to them elevates him to "hero" status.

Thanks to Philip Ellis for the info and pictures.

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