Tuesday 30 May 2017

A tough road, but one that led to great victory

Slight of build, large of heart. The country which rejoiced at Katie Taylor's achievements last summer now admires with equal fervour another Wicklow girl, Fionnuala Britton.

Katie was one of the stars of the London Olympics. But Fionnuala suffered what for lesser beings would have been a crushing disappointment. She was "lapped" in the 10km final and finished 15th.

As summer turned to autumn and then to winter, Fionnuala trod – literally – the hard road to her comeback. She must have spent as many hours on the track as Katie did in the boxing ring.

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