VIDEO: Shane Arrives In Tralee After 11th Marathon In 11 Days

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A DINGLE man who is expected to complete the remarkable achievement of 12 marathons in 12 days on Saturday afternoon, finished his 11th in Tralee on Friday.

Shane Finn has been running since Tuesday, June 3 when he set off from the Phoenix Park in Dublin and has made his way down home to Kerry over the past 12 days.

He is expected to get a rapturous welcome when he heads home to Dingle today (Saturday). Shane completed the 26 mile route from Killarney to Tralee (with a few diversions to make up the miles) on Friday and there was a special welcome in Garvey’s Supervalu of Rock Street because Shane is a former employee of the Garvey’s chain.

Shane is doing the event in aid of the Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI) because his cousin, Mary, in Celbridge suffers from the condition.

For more information on the event click here.

In the video below, we asked his uncle, well-known Tralee-based taxi driver, Kevin Finn, to interview him about the experience so far.  Later in the video, Shane tells newly-elected Mayor of Tralee, Jim Finucane, about the inspiration for the marathons effort; his cousin Mary who suffers from Spina Bifida.

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