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78-year-old Pat completes latest marathon feat

Irish running legend Eamon Coughlin personally congratulates Castlederg's Pat O'Loughlin on completing his 36th Dublin marathon.

Irish running legend Eamon Coghlan personally congratulates Castlederg’s Pat O’Loughlin on completing his 36th Dublin marathon.

Castlederg man Pat O’Loughlin has continued his incredible Dublin marathon record.

The 78-year-old once again took on the Dublin marathon with family members on Monday, completing the course in damp and blustery conditons.

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The local pensioner, who turns 79 on December 1, now has 35 Dublin marathons under his belt.

The achievement was made all the more special for Pat after his running idol and Irish athletics legend Eamon Coghlan personally congratulated him at the finish line.

His son Ciaran, who completed the race with his dad, described the occasion on Facebook yesterday.

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“A long, wet 62,000 steps and 26.2 miles later and we finished the 2015 Dublin Marathon. 


“Thank you again to all you fantastic people who wished us well, sent messages, said prayers, lit candles and generously donated to us. 
Every single bit totally helped us on the damp blustery roads and helped us finish and kept our spirits strong to finish and rack up 46 Dublin marathons between us.

“Pat even had his finish made even more special and worthwhile when one of his idols, Irish running legend Eamon Coghlan, came up to him as he crossed the line to personally congratulate him and interview him for Setanta Sports”

If you want to support Pat’s fundraising efforts, visit www.justgiving.com/Pat-O-Loughlin2.

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