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Wednesday 24 September 2014

Cousins 
on course 
for triathlon record

Published 09/08/2014 | 02:30

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Sean Buckley and James Colbert from Midleton, Cork embrace after arriving at Limerick city following a 6-day 120km swim from Athlone on the river Shannon. Picture: Liam Burke/Press 22
Sean Buckley and James Colbert from Midleton, Cork embrace after arriving at Limerick city following a 6-day 120km swim from Athlone on the river Shannon. Picture: Liam Burke/Press 22

Two cousins who swam an incredible 120km of the River Shannon have completed the first leg of a record-breaking all Ireland triathlon challenge.

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Sean Buckley and James Colbert, from Middleton in Co Cork, will now cycle through every county and then run four consecutive marathons as part of an epic journey to raise money for cancer.

The Endurance Challenge is in memory of Sean's father, John Buckley, who passed away from cancer last year, 
and aims to raise €500,000 for new cancer treatments. The cousins spent six days completing their swim. Donations can be made on www.endurancechallenge.ie or by texting BCR to 50300 to donate €4 to Breakthrough Cancer Research.

Irish Independent

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