A Mayo man is looking forward to running his 40th KBC Bank Dublin Marathon next October.

Michael Carolan, a native of Crossmolina who lives in Kilmacud, Dublin is one of just 13 people who have ran every Dublin Marathon since its inception in 1980, and hopes to run again this year in the 40th anniversary event.

22,500 people will take part in the marathon on Sunday 27th October.

The 134 runners who have taken part in all 39 marathons were welcomed to an event in Dublin's Mansion House yesterday to mark their achievements.

Crossmolina native Michael Carolan said he never imagined when starting out in 1980 that he would still be running the KBC Bank Dublin City Marathon.


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