Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Dave Brady from Dublin hits 600 marathons
At a MCI marathon in Charleville last weekend, Dubliner Dave Brady completed his 600th marathon!
Dave started running back in 1986 and completed his first marathon in Dublin of that year in a time of 3h 11m. In subsequent years, he would break the 3 hour barrier as well as getting down to 2h 50m at one stage.
In the early years, the number of marathons only grew at a slow rate due to the lack of events. More recently however, the number of marathons around the country has mushroomed and Dave can usually be found running in one most weekends.
The highest number of marathons that he has completed in one year was an incredible 104 back in 2014, an average for the year of two per week! Not only is that physically demanding but the logistics of finding marathons to run in and the amount of traveling is mind boggling.
Now aged 66, Dave's ultimate aim is to complete 1000 marathons and he reckons it might take another 5-6 years to get the extra 400.