Gary Thornton

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Gary Thornton finishes the Cape Town marathon.

Gary Thornton will be back in the classroom at Claddagh National School in Galway on Friday morning, limping slightly, still a little tired and hungry(...)

Gary Thornton winning the 2018 World Marathon Challenge. Photograph: Facebook

An Irish teacher has won a world marathon competition by completing seven races on seven continents in seven days. Gary Thornton from Co Galway came (...)

With entry to the 2018 World’s Coolest Marathon (the 2017 event is sold out) costing €16,000, and €36,000 euro for the 2017 WMC, extreme running is a popular, and serious, business.

The American journalist Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) defined out-of-doors as “chiefly useful to inspire poets”. There would be little agreement with th(...)

Gary Thornton won the men’s race with a time of 3:37.13.

Ireland’s Gary Thornton has won one of the most unique runs in the world – the Antarctic Ice Marathon. Fifty runners from around the world took part (...)

Kevin Seaward produced the fastest Irish marathon performance in three years in Berlin. Photograph: Inpho

So already the selection dilemma begins, with four Irish men finishing the Berlin marathon well inside the qualifying standard for next summer’s Rio O(...)

Ireland’s Paul Pollock has already proved he is capable of bettering the Olympic marathon qualification time of 2:17:00. Photograph: Ian McNicol: Inpho.

Only 314 days to go! No one does this cheap and tiresome countdown better than the Olympics. And no one recognises the utter nonsense of it better (...)

At the finish line of the North Pole marathon. Photograph: Mike King

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Handout photo of Gary Thornton, winning the UVU 2013 North Pole Marathon.  Photograph: Mike King/PA Wire

A Galway-based runner has won a marathon at the North Pole. Gary Thornton (33), a national school teacher who runs with the Galway City (...)