The History of Irish Marathon Running

To celebrate the Irish Athletes about to compete in the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London this August Bank holiday weekend, Near FM are proud to repeat The History of Irish Marathon Running.

Friday August 4th at 12 noon

Produced and presented by Dave Hooper, with additional narration by broadcasting legend Jimmy Magee, this hour long documentary traces the history of Irish marathon running in Ireland from its imperial beginnings in the early 20th century, to the golden days of John Treacy, Jerry Kiernan, The Hooper Bros, Neil Cusack and Catriona McKiernan right up to the Rio Olympic games.

Tune in on Friday August 4th at 12 noon. Only on Near FM

Theme music Fitzcarraldo courtesy of The Frames. Photo courtesy of Caroline Tuite.

Production supervisor: Paul Loughran

Made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the television licence fee.

Original Broadcast date – Tuesday May 30th at 6pm