The Inspirational Runner Podcast

Podcast #30 Eoin Keith Irelands Most Accomplished Ultra Runner Takes on The Barkley Marathon , UTMB and The Spine

February 23, 2019

We have a special guest on the show this week, he holds many world and Irish records in the world of ultra running such as;

World record holder for the fastest crossing of Ireland on Foot, 550km running from Mizen Head to Malin Head in 3 days, 3 hours, 47 minutes breaking the previous record by more than 11hrs. 24 hour Irish running record (248.4km/154.34m), 48 hour Irish road running record (343km/213m) and 6 day Irish running record (815km/506m)

He has also set a number of course records on some of the most gruelling events on the planet, one that rises above the rest is the Spine which is descriped as the hardest Ultra race in Britain which consists of a 268 mile race along the Pennine way, not only did he set a new record but he beat the previous best by more than 15hrs.

He has too many podiums and first places to mention but to of his favourite by his own admission are 2nd place veteran in UTMB and 5th placed in the 24hour WORLD championships.

Let not forget that he is also the first Irish competitor to gain entry into the notorious Barkley marathon, remarkable story not to be missed.

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