Thirty second year students from Desmond College took part in the WORLD MARATHON CHALLENGE ran by the Limerick Sports Partnership on Wednesday 1st October. The thirty students had to complete 26.2 miles/42.2KM in an attempt to beat the current world record of 2hours 2mins and 57 seconds.
The race was started at 11am simultaneously with all the other events happening around Ireland and the globe, the first leg of the race was completed by Limerick sports stars including Munster rugby players, Limerick FC players and some international track and field athletes. Following the sports stars each Desmond College student completed 1.4KM at 200meter intervals.
The students however did not beat the current world record but set a new record for the school with a time of 2hours 12mins 43seconds. Each student performed to their very best and were delighted to be announced second fastest school in the Limerick region. Congratulations to our fantastic athletes, some who have a very promising future in athletics.