Kenton marathon world record holder nominated for award
English teacher who ran 105 consecutive marathons around Britain up for endurance fundraiser of the year
AN English teacher who beat the world record for running consecutive marathons by a whopping 53 has been nominated for Endurance Fundraiser of the Year.
Neil O’Maonaigh-Lennon, 30, of Rowland Avenue, Kenton, completed the last of the105 marathons on December 23 raising more than �12,000 for Cancer Research.
Just Giving, the online donation site, will hold an awards ceremony at the Emirates stadium on February 11.
Mr O’Maonaigh-Lennon said: “It is an absolute honour to be considered for the JustGiving Endurance Fundraiser of the Year. It was an incredible journey around Britain and it showed the generosity which resides in each of us.”
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The previous record was 52 consecutive marathons which he more than doubled taking him completely around the British coastline.
The athlete was inspired by the loss of both grandfathers to cancer when he was younger.
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He took up running when he was 19 completing his first marathon in 2002.
Anne-Marie Huby, MD at JustGiving, said: “The JustGiving Awards are our opportunity to celebrate all the people who do the most amazing, creative and even crazy things in the name of charity. We were incredibly impressed by the standard of entries this year and we are delighted to honour the efforts of our fundraising community.”
Donations can be made until April at www.justgiving.com/neil-o-maonaigh-lennon