ARTHUR MCMAHON HAS experienced the joy and the pain associated with participation in the Race.
In the first staging back in 2014, the now 47-year-old completed the event but last year he was forced to retire on the bike on stage five in Meenlaragh.
Photo caption: Sean McFadden, who won the Race last year, with Arthur McMahon in Letterkenny last year
But he’s back at will be taking part again next Saturday and certainly hopes it will be a case of third time lucky. And those polarising experiences can bring a sense of balance as he prepares to take on Ireland’s first 24-hour endurance event, which sees competitors run, kayak, cycle and climb 250km around Donegal.
“I’d like to raise a few quid for the Autism Family Support Group,” McMahon said. “They do great work with Autistic kids and their families in County Donegal so the great thing is that anything raised stays in Donegal.”
He spoke to Alan Foley …