first_imgSean McFadden gets ready for his cycle after coming down Muckish and being urged on by his mother Chris. Pic by Donegal Daily.Local athlete Sean McFadden is in pole position in the challenging ‘The Race’ event taking place across Donegal event today.The gruelling event sees athletes complete a total of 250 kms between running, cycling and climbing.A kayaking leg of the event was cancelled because of the weather conditions. Sean gets into the saddle for his cycle. Pic by Donegal Daily.The 38 year old Letterkenny man is ahead of the other 63 competitors who started the race this morning at 6am.McFadden has roughly a 12 minute lead on second placed Sean McLoughlin and third placed Eddie Brennan.McFadden looked fresh as he came down off Muckish shortly after 1pm.His wife Irene, children and mum Chris were there to roar him on with a number of other fans. Irene said “He looks well but it’s half-way now. We’ll see how things go.”Sean said hello to family and friends before getting onto his bike and heading off into a stiff headwind around Gaoth Dobhair and Falcarragh before heading to Doochary for the final leg of the race – a full marathon.If he remains on track the popular county council worker will finish in Gartan shortly after 8pm this evening.Keep going Sean – you’re doing Donegal proud as are all the athletes.A number of other local athletes including Arthur McMahon, Denis Shiels and Gavin Harris are also taking part in the gruelling event. We will bring you a full list of results and picture special later.LETTERKENNY MAN SEAN McFADDEN IN POLE POSITION IN ‘THE RACE’ was last modified: March 7th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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