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Georgina puts her best foot forward for race

Georgina Ahern launches Lifestyle Sports' Adidas trainer scrappage scheme 2011 in Dublin yesterday. Sasko Lazarov

Georgina Ahern is all set for the Great Ireland Run this weekend.

The daughter of former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and wife of popstar Nicky Byrne will be one of thousands of runners taking part in the 10km run in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, on Sunday.

For months, the 31-year-old has trained along the coast road near her home in Malahide, north Dublin.

A qualified fitness instructor, the mother of twins Rocco and Jay joked she gets "trained by other people now".

After buying new runners, she donated an old pair to the Lifestyle Sports Adidas trainer scrappage scheme. The scheme allows people to trade in their old trainers and get 25pc off a new Adidas pair.

Don't miss your 12-page Great Ireland Run special in Monday's Irish Independent, with a complete list of finishers and times

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