Inspiring Tallaght mother making history in Dublin City Marathon tomorrow

Inspiring Tallaght mother making history in Dublin City Marathon tomorrow

By Mary Dennehy

AN INSPIRING Tallaght mother will become the first woman to ever push a child in the Dublin City Marathon, when the 26 mile race takes off tomorrow (Sunday) morning at 9am.

Living off the Kiltipper Road in Riverview estate, Sinead Tighe will push her 10-year-old son Daniel in the marathon, accompanied by her husband Keith and brother Tony.

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Daniel is one of around 40 children living in Ireland born with a rare genetic disorder called Sotos Syndrome – a disorder that causes a number of issues, including rapid growth during the early years of life.

To continue providing Daniel with the best quality of life, Sinead, Keith and their daughter Shauna need to adapt the down stairs of their home, and they set up a fundraising drive called Daniel’s Voyage to help with a necessary revamp of their home.

Keith, Sinead and Daniel are a familiar site around Tallaght as they are regularly spotted out running or taking part in local fun runs and 5k events.

Speaking with Echo.ie ahead of Sunday’s run, Keith said: “This will be the first time ever that a woman has pushed a child in the Dublin City Marathon.

“Sinead will push Daniel the whole 26 miles in a specially adapted buggy for running.

“The training has been done and we’re all rearing to go… with all money raised going to Daniel’s voyage.

Keith also thanked members of the community for their support to date.

For further information on Daniel’s voyage or to donate visit HERE.