Let me just start out by saying I am nota crier.
As a kid, I sat there dry-eyed while my friends sobbed along to “A Walk To Remember” and “The Notebook.” I just finished reading “Me Before You” as a sort of challenge to myself after someone assuredme I’d “bawl my eyes out.”
But then, I heard about Kay and Joe O’Regan, and I wanted to happy/sad/ugly cry right here at my desk because they are the most adorable little-old-humansto ever exist.
But enough about me – let’s shift our attention tomy two new favorite athletes of all time.
You see, Joe and Kay both just turned 80, and they wanted to celebrate.
– Deirdre Connolly (@DeirdreLConnoll) June 3, 2016
So, what did they do? They ran the Cork City Marathon. You know, just a casual 26.2 miles.
Congratulations to Joe+Kay O’REGAN from Johnstown parkrun, Wexford who finished the Cork City Marathon today pic.twitter.com/eQgvovGAwG
– parkrun Ireland (@parkrunIRE) June 6, 2016
Since they started running at age 50, the Irish couple has finished a combined 142 marathons all over the world.
– SportsTiming (@SportsTiming) June 6, 2016
Kay really carried the team, though – she ran113 of those 142. She’s also officially the fastest 80-year-old woman in the UK. You go, girlfriend.
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