Leitrim athlete gets ready to run 12 marathons in 12 days

A member of the Carrick-on-Shannon rowing club is planning a very different Christmas than the rest of us this year.

Liam Cox, who’s 26 and originally from Leitrim village, is going to run a marathon every day for 12 days over the Christmas period.

He’s raising money for North West Stop – the voluntary suicide prevention body.

He’ll start on December the 20th in Manorhamilton – and finish on New Years Eve in Carrick. So he must be a competitive enough athlete to take this on.

Liam spoke to Ocean FM Sport’s Austin O’Callaghan about his festive marathon plan:

Donations for Liam Cox’s 12 marathons of Christmas, in aid of North West Stop, are being accepted online here.