There were many emotional moments at the Donegal Half Marathon on Sunday as Mary Larkin completed the race in honour of her late husband, Dessie.
Mary crossed the finish line with a fantastic 2:15:52 time.
And Dessie’s angel wings carried her around the course, she said.
Dessie Larkin, the Chairman of the Donegal Half Marathon, sadly passed away five months ago. He was in the hearts and minds of many people on Sunday and his legacy was celebrated in many thoughtful ways.
Speaking after the race, Mary Larkin expressed her pride and gratitude to the Donegal Half Marathon committee for their work and their fitting tribute to Dessie.
Video via @donegalhalfmarathon
“It’s an honour to be here representing Dessie today, and I know that he’ll be looking down very proud and very humble,” Mary said.
“Dessie will always be a part of this event. He was here today. His angel wings took me over the line today and one of his favourite sayings was ‘It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog’. That came definitely came true today.”
Mary presented the Dessie Larkin Perpetual Shield to the Donegal Half Marathon winner Ciaran McMonagle of Letterkenny AC.Tags: