Director: Marcus Stewart, Marc O Gleasain

67 minutes, Ireland, 2014, D-Cinema

We are delighted to welcome Marcus Stewart and Marc O Gleasain who will participate in a post-screening Q&A.

Marathon Men is a new feature documentary from Earth Horizon telling the uplifting story of two men and their boundary-defying dream
to run 32 full marathons in 32 consecutive days in the 32 counties of Ireland. In 2010 Gerry Duffy and Ken Whitelaw embarked on this incredible challenge – their aim to inspire people all over the country to come out and run their first ever marathons and to raise funds (over half a million Euro) and awareness for Autism Ireland. The film follows over two years of planning and months of exhaustive training for this unprecedented test of endurance, a challenge that would become much more than just a mark of personal triumph, it would be one of the greatest amateur sporting achievements in Irish history.

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