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.
Outstanding work by Seamus Hennessy in raising €200,000+ for charity. Great to see the man at Antarctic Ice Marathon briefing tonight (10th) before we depart for Antarctica tomorrow, a day earlier than scheduled. Just the race now! @FezFez121 @runningforjosie @AntarcticIceMar pic.twitter.com/B5ueLVxx9u
— Richard Donovan (@RichardDonovan7) December 11, 2018
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.
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.
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