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Thursday 12 December 2019

Maureen going strong at 88

Maureen Armstrong is 88, and 2013 marks her 19th Mini Marathon.

"I've been doing this every year sine I was 70," she said. Talking to her is an inspiration, and if you've ever thought you've never had the time or the degree of fitness to participate in the Flora Women's Mini Marathon, your mind would be changed within seconds.

She took the train up from Thurles yesterday morning.

"I've been up since seven," said the Tipperary woman, and she looked as if she was ready to hit the course right then.

"It's feels so good, it makes you feel so good, I did it one year, and I said to my daughter, sure, I'd do it again. Right then!"

In her years participating, she's primarily walked the course for Irish Cancer Society.

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