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Catherina McKiernan greets Dundalk woman Colette O’Hagan at finish line of her 600th marathon

Catherina McKiernan greets Dundalk woman Colette O’Hagan at finish line of her 600th marathon

Former European Cross Country gold medal winner Catherina McKiernan was on hand to greet Dundalk woman Colette O’Hagan as she completed her 600th marathon in Clonakilty at the weekend.

McKiernan, who also won four world silvers and a bronze for Ireland in long-distance cross country championships hugged the Bay Estate woman as she crossed the line in a time of 05:58:09.

Reflecting on her accomplishment, Colette said: “I will never forget the moment crossing the finishing line and getting such a welcome from Catherina McKiernan, Frank Greally and all the Clon Crew, my family and friends both running and non running for all there support and my friend running and non running you all mean so much to me.

“It’s in a moment we can become truly alive and I will re-live this moment many times.”

Check out the moment below…

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