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Ex-Tipp Hurler Running Antarctic Ice Marathon For Suicide Awareness

Ex-Tipp Hurler Running Antarctic Ice Marathon For Suicide Awareness

Former Tipperary hurler, Seamus Hennessy, today takes on the monumental challenge that is the Antarctic Ice Marathon.

It is the southernmost marathon on the planet with conditions reaching a windchill temperature of -20C at an altitude of 700m.

Hennessy is running the marathon to raise funds for two causes close to his heart: suicide awareness charities, Pieta House and Living Links Tipperary.

Seamus was 11-years-old when he lost his mother, Josie, to suicide. He is determined to ensure other families do not suffer a loss as devastating as his.

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Even before he took the first stride of the marathon, Hennessy had already reached his target of raising €200,000.

You can add to it further via the Running For Josie GoFundMe page.

Picture credit: Sportsfile

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