Gerard just can’t stop running

Gerard McGrath who is gearing up for his 90th marathon

Gerard McGrath who is gearing up for his 90th marathon

Gerard McGrath just can’t stop running.

The Ederney man is gearing up for his 90th marathon, and he plans to make an event of it.


He is in Australia preparing for the Sydney Marathon on Sunday 21st September.

With temperatures already starting to touch the 30s Celsius he knows it’s going to be one of the harder challenges he has faced.

“I am looking to get about three hours, but it’s very hot out there at the minute. I’d have done most my running about here and it’ll be hard work, but I’ll have two weeks to acclimatise the weather,” said McGrath.

As always, the Lettercran native will be raising funds for a good cause.

Having run for Cuan Mhuire  addiction centre and the Croi heart and stroke charity previously the beneficiaries this time out will be the Northwest Hospice in Sligo.

There will also be a little pleasure in the trip for McGrath too, as he will have time to meet up with his three sons Shane (25), Emmett (22) and Colm (19) who are all currently earning their living Down Under.

McGrath is already thinking about that 100th run and is targeting the Dublin marathon next year in October.


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