Swim man makes splash

Picture: Alan with Tracy McDaid, manager of the Solas Centre and Ruth Guy, Commercial Director, of the Irish Heart Foundation.

MARATHON Man Alan Corcoran has raised almost €16,000 for two charities by swimming the length of Ireland.

The Waterford man swam from the Giant’s Causeway to Tramore. He was in the water for up to six hours a day, covering more than 30km in one swim. He completed the 500km in just under two months.

Last week Alan presented a cheque for €15,990.14 to the Irish Heart Foundation and Solas Cancer Support Centre.

Alan took on this challenge in memory of his late father, former FAI President Milo Corcoran, who suffered a stroke in 2011 and died of cancer in 2016.

Since then Alan has taken on several physically demanding challenges in support of the Irish Heart Foundation and Solas Cancer Support Centre.

In 2012 Alan became the first person to run a lap of the island of Ireland – completing 35 marathons in 35 consecutive days.

Anyone who would like to support Alan’s challenge can still make a donation on his website, www.marathonman.co/donate/.


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