Kane Bags Second World Record

Irish athlete Sinead Kane, with the support of Allianz Ireland, has landed a second Guinness World Record and became the first female athlete to run four marathons back to back.

Running on a treadmill the blind Cork Marathon Woman covered an incredible total of 130.50km over a period of 12 hours on Monday.

The challenge took place at The Clayton Hotel Gym in Ballsbridge from 9am-9pm and was adjudicated by Jack Brockbank from Guinness World Records.

Kane recorded her first world record in January 2017 when she became the first visually impaired athlete to compete in the World Marathon Challenge, a gruelling race consisting of 7 marathons, on 7 continents, in 7 days.

She spoke at the Sport for Business Partners event in 2017 when she told of how she had secured Allianz backing for that adventure.

That gathering also got to see a world premiere of the TV ad featuring Kane.

She has held onto her partnership through sharing her story not only as part of that Allianz advertising campaign here but also on a global scale within the Allianz group.

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Image credit: David Fitzgerald, Sportsfile

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