Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Endorsement of Killarney 10 mile from former Olympian Peter Maher...

The Killarney 10 mile road race is coming up on Saturday the 27th of September. Proceeds from this race will go towards the development of a 200m micro track which will be used by the local college as well as local athletic clubs. More info in this earlier post.

One of those supporting this initiative is Peter Maher who is a former Olympian having represented Canada at the 1998 and 1992 Games.

This is from the organisers.......Peter Maher (former Sem Boy) lends his support to the Killarney 10 Mile. He swapped the shamrock for the maple leaf (country of his birth), and represented Canada in the marathon at the 1988 and 1992 Olympic Games, and at the 1987, 1991, 1993 and 1995 World Championships, 1991 he set a world record for a 25km road race when he ran 1:14:29 in Indianapolis, USA - his split times at 5 mile was 22:57, 10km was 29:05 and 10 mile was 46:29. He has competed in some 50 marathons worldwide with a total of 19 victories. Peter Maher now runs his own physical therapy business in Carrigaline, Co. Cork – and often writes for the Irish Runner magazine. He has asks anyone training for the Dublin city marathon to use this event.

The race website is...

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