AMAZING! DONEGAL MAN SETS NEW WORLD RECORD – RUNNING HALF-MARATHON BACKWARDS!

first_imgA CO Donegal man has set a new world record – by running a half marathon backwards!Garrett Doherty from Carndonagh is something of a specialist in running backwards – and plans to do the same from Maline Head to Mizen Head for charity!Garrett ran the Wexford Half Marathon backwards with the help of two guides, aiming to beat the world record of 1 hour, 40 min, 29 sec. When Garrett finally crossed the finishing line in the Faythe, celebrations were in order as he recorded a time of 1 hour, 39 min, 53 sec ensuring his entry into the Guinness Book of World Records. Garrett has been reverse running for about three years now and will add his new world record to the silver medals which he won at the World Championships in Austria for the 200 metres and 10 kilometre reverserunning races.“I am over the moon at setting a new world record,” said the Inishowen man.“It was a fantastic day and I got a great reception down in Wexford.”  AMAZING! DONEGAL MAN SETS NEW WORLD RECORD – RUNNING HALF-MARATHON BACKWARDS! was last modified: April 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more