Ken McDonald

New Irish Half Marathon and 24hour World Record for Moneygall rower

Former International rower and World champion Ken McDonald set two new records in recent weeks.

Firstly, the Moneygall man broke the Irish lightweight 40-49 Half marathon (21,097m) record by nearly two minutes in a time of 1hour 17mins and 50 secs.

A week later he took part in a 24-hour World Record attempt with nineteen former international rugby players including Malcolm O’Kelly, David Wallace, Paul Wallace and international rower Brian Collins.

They set a new world record beating the distance of 470,029m. This smashed the previous record and in doing so surpassed the 30-39 age category record by 34 km.

"The energy, focus and determination of the group was incredible. Men were collapsing to the ground after every piece on the Concept2 rowing machine,” Ken said.

Ken McDonald now holds the world record over 1000m and is second fastest in the world over 500m. He also holds the 2000m and the one-hour Irish record.