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Tony Groves.

Twenty six miles plus change.

Financial consultant and Broadsheet columnist Tony Groves is running the Dublin City Marathon on Sunday in aid of Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH).

Tony, who will be on Broadsheet on the Telly tonight, is this close to his fundraising target but could use a last minute push.

If you have anything to spare.

Tony Groves (Gofundme)

Previously: Only The Tony

Meanwhile…

In fairness.

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Scenes from the start of today’s Dublin City Marathon by Random Irish Photos.

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The marathon aftermath on Merrion Street, Dublin this afternoon.

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)

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John Collins, of the Country Club Athletics Club in Limerick will be running his 30th consecutive marathon on October 27th when he takes part in the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon.

He has decided that his 30th Marathon will be his final one, and he will be joined on the occasion by his daughter Fiona and grandson.

He’s 83.

Via Martyn Rosney

9031867190318669(Maria McCambridge (top right with Claire McCarthy) and Sean Hehir, above at the end of today’s Dublin City Marathon)

Kevin Bolger writes:

Sean Hehir & Maria McCambridge are the first Irish Male & Female winners of the Dublin City Marathon in the same year since 1993. Sean is a club mate of mine from Rathfarnham WSAF and has been working towards this victory literally for years – everyone in the Irish running community knows the level of dedication and commitment that Sean and Maria put into their training – some Kudos/Coverage would be nice.

Over 14,000 compete in Dublin Marathon (RTE)

Dublin City Marathon tracker

Hehir ends long wait for Irish victory in Dublin Marathon (Irish Times)

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)

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Thanks Elaine

You may recall the post concerning John Cotter, the 75-year-old who ran the Dublin marathon in October but never got a medal.

Denying him the chance to prove [to his family visiting from America] that he had completed the 26 miles (and 385 yards).

Well…

John writes:

I thought you might like to know how it all ended. Your commenter Hand Solo [who offered to give John his Dublin Marathon medal] did as he said, and sent me his medal. Not only did I get three emails from the DCM [Dublin City Marathon] on the day we were on Broadsheet, but my marathon medal arrived some days after that. The following day, I received another medal for coming 3rd in my category.
With all this happening my daughter and husband and our grandchildren arrived from Boston. This was one of those rare occasions, when all of our family were together, 24 of us including our 12 grandchildren,  so I was festooned with medals and awards for them all to see and, I am afraid my normal humility was left outside the door.
My thanks to Broadsheet , Hand Solo, and all your contributors for making the event such a memorable one for me and my family,