4 September 2023

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Death announced of legendary Irish athlete Mick Molloy

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Death announced of legendary Irish athlete Mick Molloy

The death has been announced of Mick Molloy from Oughterard, one of Ireland’s greatest long-distance athletes, who has passed away at the age of 84. Mick has the rare distinction of being an Irish athlete to hold a track world record when he ran 2 hours 44 minutes 47 seconds for a distance of 30 miles in 1974. He also represented Ireland in the Marathon at the 1968 Mexico Olympics. A winner of 15 All-Ireland gold medals at various distances, Mick’s incredible trophy haul is now on display in the foyer of Oughterard Community Centre.

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