Linda Sweeney, from Dungloe, only ran her first 5k in February.
And she will hit the streets this weekend in the North West 10k.
Now she wants to do the Big One!
Said Linda: “I only started running in February of this year after receiving encouragement and help from my brother Damian and husband Anthony.
“I ran my first 5k shortly afterwards and it felt just amazing that I could achieve so much in such a short time.
“I will be doing the 10k this weekend and the half marathon in Ballyliffen later this month but I have now entered the Spartan Challenge so I can run the Dublin marathon.
“If I get picked to run the marathon, I will get specialist training and a dietician to help me prepare.”
And Linda is hoping that she can be an inspiration to others who are thinking about taking up running if she gets to run the marathon on October 29.
“I think I would be a good choice for the Donegal Spartan because if I can learn to run so can anyone,” she told us.
“I think if I could run this marathon I would give hope and inspiration to all people who are like I was and think they couldn’t possibly run or achieve anything without ever having run before!
“Please vote for me so i can represent Donegal and I assure you I will do whatever it takes to complete the marathon and I will not let you, myself or my county down.”
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