Donegal adventurer Jason Black has been forced to drop out of the Across Italy Ultra Cycling Marathon.
The Letterkenny endurance athlete was doing superbly well against a very strong field and was 18th at the half-way stage of the incredible 850 km race.
But with 120 kms to go, a physically and emotionally drained Black was forced to dismount.
His back-up team of Boyd Robinson and Michael Black relayed the heartbreaking information to friends and family back home.
But the crew vowed to return to do the race again.
Jason has been inundated with messages of support on social media.Tags: