Firefighter Alex O’Shea who is based in County Cork has ran the city’s marathon in full firefighting gear this morning, setting what’s believed to be a new Guinness World Record with a time of 3 hours, 41 minutes and 10 seconds.
The firefighter who was running in aid of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind and the playground development fund in his local village of Ballineen/Enniskeane, it It understood that firefighter Alex smashed the previous record of 4hrs 45 min 16sec, which has been held since 2010.
Alex ran in his full gear including steel-toed reinforced firefighting boots, fire-retardant pants and jacket, as well as his 3lb firefighters helmet and visor.
Alex originally from Carrigaline- is a firefighter with Cork City Fire Brigade,was accompanied at all times on the run by two colleagues, who ensured that he kept hydrated throughout the gruelling run.
He was cheered every step as he made his way around the 26.2-mile course.