CREESLOUGH NATIVE SHAUN STEWART yesterday won the gruelling 316-kilmetre non-stop 26 Extreme Coast to Coast in record time.
A teacher at PCC Falcarragh, Stewart set off at lunchtime on Saturday in the non-stop event, coming in at Newcastle in Co Down ahead of the field.[adrotate group=”42″]
The 31-year-old completed the course in a time of 16 hours and 45 minutes for the event, which is dubbed “toughest multi-sport race in Ireland and one of the toughest in Europe.”
It is made up for 5km run for starters, before a 107km cycle and then a 26.5km kayak. Following that, there’s an additional 122km cycle and a 35km across the Mourne mountains in darkness.
Stewart is the co-founder of the Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra Race with Sean McFadden, the Letterkenny native who won the Race – Ireland’s only 24-hour endurance event – in 2015 and the Wild Atlantic Adventure Race on Saturday.[adrotate group=”39″] Tags: