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Liam Fenelon - Honorary President

29.7.2012

Ray O Connor presenting Liam Fenelon with 100 Marathon Club Ireland top and medal.

The club is proud to announce that Longford's Liam Fenelon graciously accepted the position of honorary president at Saturday's AGM following his 241st marathon in Killeigh, Co. Offaly.

Liam Fenelon celebrated running his 100th marathon in his home town of Longford in 2003.

 

 

Liam took 19 years to run his first century of marathons, having started running the distance at the relatively late age of 42 in 1984. He then raced to his 200th marathon over the following seven years becoming the first Irish runner to clock up his double century in 2009.

If he wasn't inspiring enough with his ever increasing number of marathons then how about the fact that he ran his pb of 3:09 at the age of 53.

Liam and his wife Mary are two of the most familiar faces on the marathon scene in Ireland. Liam always has a word of encouragement to fellow racers and has been the inspiration for many of the current club members aiming the 100 total.

In addition to the president's position Liam was also made an honorary life member of the club along with the ever popular Jerry Forde. Jerry completed his 200th marathon in Dublin in 2011 and has been steadily knocking them out since.