For most people, running even one marathon is a once-in-a-lifetime achievement. Kerry man Shane Finn, however, is more than mid-way through his “24 Marathons in 24 Days” challenge – running 1,008km from Donegal to his home town of Dingle – in an effort to raise €100,000 for Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland.

Speaking with Irish Country Living, the 25-year-old explains that it is a cause close to his heart as his cousin, Mary Evans, who lives in Celbridge in Co Kildare, has spina bifida.