Cancer survivor will attempt to break record for running the length of Ireland

Cancer survivor will attempt to break record for running the length of Ireland

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This weekend, cancer survivor, Tom Garrod, will attempt to run the entire length of Ireland in record-breaking time. The record which was held by British ultra-runner, Mimi Anderson, for five years, was smashed by our very own Eoin Keith over the May Bank Holiday weekend 2017.


It seems that Eoin’s time of just 3 days 3 hours and 27 minutes is not enough to deter London-based runner, Tom Garrod, from taking on the challenge of running the entire country.

Tom, who was diagnosed with stage four testicular cancer at the age of 27, was told that his chances of survival were slim. But it’s seems Tom was not willing to leave the world just yet. After aggressive chemotherapy, stem cell treatment and major surgery, he made an impressive recovery and has since been living life to the full and is a champion for testicular cancer awareness on his website.  
 

 

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Speaking to the Evening Echo, Tom outlined his motivations for this 550km run: “My sole motivation in attempting this Guinness World Record - to be the fastest person to run the length of Ireland - is to raise awareness for testicular cancer and its early detection,” he said.

 

“After one year, with sheer perseverance, support from my family and incredible medical treatment, I beat the cancer.

 

“I have competed in multiple triathlons, duathlons, a half-Ironman, half and full marathons, and many ultramarathons, the longest being 368-miles (unsupported). My mission is to raise awareness for testicular cancer and its early detection and inspire people to never, never give up,” he added.

 

Tom will follow a similar route to Eoin running from the south to the north of the country.  

 

 

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Cancer survivor will attempt to break record for running the length of Ireland

This weekend, cancer survivor, Tom Garrod, will attempt to run the entire length of Ireland in record-breaking time. The record which was held by British ultra-runner, Mimi Anderson, for five years, was smashed by our very own Eoin Keith over the May Bank Holiday weekend 2017.

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