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Video: Belfast businessman to run nine marathons in nine days in aid of charities close to his heart


Belfast restaurant owner takes on a challenge of a lifetime to raise money for three charities.

Brian McGeown, co-owner of Aether and Echo, is going to run nine marathons in nine days from Cork to Belfast, covering an impressive 249 miles.

He sets off on his epic journey on August 12 and will reach the finish line on August 20, in Belfast.

 “I will be running 249 miles, through 11 counties from Cork to Belfast, which will be 9.5 marathons in 9 days. The reason for taking on the challenge is that sometimes you feel helpless to people close to you, no matter how sympathetic you are of their situation, by doing a crazy run hopefully I can raise some money and more importantly awareness of what these 3 amazing local charities do on a daily basis. Last year I ran from Belfast to Dublin, so I thought I would try something harder this time round,” said Brian

The three charities that will benefit from his challenge and are all close to his heart are The Children’s Heartbeat Trust, The Down’s Syndrome Association and Mind Your Mate and Yourself (MYMY).

If you would like to make a donation please visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/brianmcgeown1crazyrun

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