“I was afraid it would not be completed. The last ten kilometers of a marathon are always the hardest, ”Emon Walsh explained Tuesday. Not because he lacked physical ability, but because it was the first time he ran around without a public atmosphere around him. “My son Ethan did the last six kilometers by my side. It gave me energy ”.
I quit soccer when I was 46 years old. I was very old. I had to do something else
In France since 2015, the former sports-math teacher has been running long-distance races for six years now. Marathons in Paris, Rome, Frankfurt and London, as well as events in his native Ireland. “I quit football at the age of 46. I was very old. I had to do something else, ”laughs the young fifty-something.
A virtual marathon
Already in Ireland, he has swallowed 42.195 km of road for the benefit of charitable associations. Why is it done differently in France? Before launching its attempt on Saturday, Emon created a digital collection. Donations will be used for cancer patients. He has collected 89 ഇതുവരെ so far, and wants the jackpot to go at least 150 to. “The Petitz Princess Association makes the dreams of critically ill and adolescents come true,” he explains. In July, he always organizes a virtual marathon for the benefit of the Little Princess. “All you have to do is register online and choose the date and place where your marathon starts. Everyone can do it alone or with a few friends, ”concludes Emon Walsh enthusiastically.
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