Tallaght man, Stephen Martin (36), has successfully completed 10 consecutive days of half Ironman’s for charity partner, Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI). Clocking up a whopping 19km of swimming, 900km of cycling and 211km of running, Martin crossed the Corkagh Park finish line in spectacular fashion on Saturday, July 20th. The challenge saw Martin take on a 1.9km swim, 90km cycle and 21km run across Leinster every day for 10 consecutive days.

Dubbed ‘I Am The 1 in 10’, the challenge is a part of ‘Marathon Man to Ironman’, a fundraising initiative established by Martin as a platform to raise vital funds for charity partner, Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI). The fitness venture recently saw Martin’s annual Family Fun Run in Corkagh Park gather over 200 participants while raising €1,649 for Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI). Day 10, the final day of the ‘I Am The 1 in 10’ challenge, saw Martin battle the last lap of this extraordinary challenge in Corkagh Park on Saturday. Family, friends and people of all ages and abilities travelled to the event to join Stephen in this awe-inspiring accomplishment. Speaking on the spectacular turnout of the event, Martin said; ‘it was great to see people that we had met over the years with SBHI coming down to support and take on the last lap, it was a good bit of craic to see the kids running amok as well!’

Martin, who has raised funds for Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI) for over a year now, has described his most recent challenge as ‘dog rough’. Although he finds himself feeling on ‘autopilot’ following the sheer intensity of the challenge, Martin was ecstatic to see the support and donations made for Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI); ‘that’s what it’s all about… raising awareness for SBHI and raising a few quid along the way.’ Stephen Martin went on to thank all of those who came out to support the ‘I Am The 1 in 10’ challenge, including the people of SBHI, his friends, family and most importantly his wife, Olivia, for helping him succeed in this monumental accomplishment. You can help Stephen Martin continue to raise funds for Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI) by visiting: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/marathonmantoironman.