Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Cork Firefighter Alex O'Shea sets new world record in Cork Marathon

Monday, June 02, 2014

Cork Firefighter Alex O'Shea sets new world record in Cork Marathon

Cork firefighter Alex O’Shea set a new world today when he completed the 2014 Cork City Marathon in full firefighting attire in a time of 3h 41m 10s. As you can see from the photo above, this included steel-toed reinforced firefighting boots, fire-retardant pants and jacket, as well as his 3lb firefighters helmet and visor.

The previous record was 4h 39m 13s which was set in the London Marathon last April.

3:41 is a remarkable time even for someone just wearing the boots alone let alone wearing all of the fire gear as well. It work out as 8:26 per mile pace.

Alex O'Shea was running this in aid of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind and BEDA Ballineen Enniskeane playground development fund. If people would like to make a donation then his website is 

Alex finishing...


Anonymous said...

Well done Alex on a wonderful acheivement. You looked powerful at the 7m mark, well ahead of the 3-15 pacers. Hope your having a few cool ones. Excellent fund-raising effort too. Michael Travers.

Anonymous said...

Proud 2 be in the same club as a world record holder .Come on the barrs

Anonymous said...

Brilliant, brilliant achievement by any standards by a top class bloke (and family!!) I just hope he's not on nights tonight!

Unknown said...

That's just crazy , well done, you absolutely smashed it!