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In Pictures: Laois prison officers complete remarkable marathon in aid of Do It For Dan

Bruno McCormack and Aidan Keenan

Former Portlaoise footballer Brian ‘Bruno’ McCormack and former Wexford Youths soccer player Aidan ‘Rox’ Keenan completed a remarkable marathon over the weekend in aid of Do It For Dan.

The lads raised €4,300 in early May for the little boy from Ballybrittas before closing down their fundraiser as Dan had met his target.

The duo could’ve been forgiven for deciding to leave it at that – but no, they still went ahead and carried out this mammoth task.

The Portlaoise and Durrow natives, who both work together as prison officers in the Midlands, ran a staggering total 42km on Sunday May 24.

Beginning at 9am, the lads started from their workplace, the Midlands Prison, and completed the 5km route around the Borris Road 8 and a half times.

Plenty of people got involved and ran sections of the track with Brian and Aidan – while of course maintaining their social distance.

And members of their families were there to greet them when they crossed the finish line.

Portlaoise’s Crocky Maher was on hand to capture some brilliant pictures from during and after the marathon.

Check them out below:

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.