Donegal Olympian Brendan Boyce is currently preparing for the European Championships in Zurich, although his preparations have been made difficult as the Milford man doesn’t receive any funding from the IOC.
Boyce is one of only a few athletes that doesn’t receive help from the IOC, and the lack of funding means he has to fundraise in order to pay for his training and preparations for the European Championships which take place next month.
Boyce who participated in the London Olympics will participate in the 50km race which takes place on the 15th of August in Zurich.
It’s remarkable an athletes of Boyce’s quality is not supported, especially when you consider he finished second in this year’s Irish Championships which was held earlier this summer.
In June, Boyce went to Spain to train at high altitude and isolate himself from distractions to train with Rob Heffernan and a host of other top-class endurance athletes.
Boyce returned to Ireland for a weekend to PB at the Cork Games just two weeks ago over a short distance.
The dedicated Boyce then headed back to Spain to finish up his training there.
He’s currently at the peak of training covering 160km a week!!
With a 40km walking sessions in the mornings, a great way to start your day!!
It’s an incredible amount of distance being covered by an incredibly dedicated and talented athlete.
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