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BLIND IRISH WOMAN SETS WORLD RECORD BY RUNNING FOR 12 HOURS IN A ROW

By Siddharth Singh . 15th March 2018 01:30pm
BLIND IRISH WOMAN SETS WORLD RECORD BY RUNNING FOR 12 HOURS IN A ROW

Sinead Kane is legally blind as she only has 5% vision. She has a form of visual impairment called snow blindness, born without irises so her eyes let in too much light this means she sees whiteness rather than darkness. Kane is a certified mediator, a writer with the Irish Criminal Law Journal, a qualified solicitor, and motivational speaker. Sinead who belongs to Ireland had an eye on a world record for the greatest distance run on a treadmill in 12 hours by a female. She wanted to attempt this record to challenge preconceptions about disabilities. The 35-year-old athlete's hard work and determination, at last, helped her to broke the previous record by 1.88 km. https://twitter.com/KaneSinead/status/887770128674426880 Kane set her second Guinness World Records title, after running a staggering 130.50 km (81.09 miles) – around the equivalent of three marathons – on a treadmill. The attempt took place in The Clayton Hotel Gym, with her ultra-runner coach John O’Regan there to cheer her on. John has been working with Sinead for years and was the person who encouraged her to go for this tough endurance challenge. Guinness World Records adjudicator Jack Brockbank was on hand to officiate the attempt and members of Allianz Ireland were also there, as Sinead is working with the car insurance company on an advertising campaign. Sinead-Kane-with-her-GWR-certificate In 2017, Sinead became the First blind female to complete a marathon on each continent, after completing seven marathons on seven continents, within seven days. The first of these marathons was Antarctica and the feat came to an end 6 days 9 hours and 25 minutes later in Sydney, Australia. Making her the first blind female to complete a marathon on each continent