30 November-Catherina McKiernan

Catherina McKiernan is an award winning long-distance runner who is a native of Cavan, Ireland. During her international athletics career she has successfully competed in World Cross Country Championships and Marathons. McKiernan retired from professional athletics in 2004 and now works as a running instructor.

Catherina McKiernan was born in Cornafean near Killashandra, Co Cavan in 1960. She was educated locally and at Loreto College Cavan. Interested in sport from a young age McKiernan won a silver medal at the World Cross Country Championships in Boston in 1992. She went on to win silver medals at the World Cross Country Championships in 1993, 1994 and 1995.

In 1997 McKiernan won the Belin Marathon. In the following year she won the London Marathon and the Amsterdam Marathon. She has won several half marathons and mini-marathons and holds the Irish national record of 2 hours 22 mins for the marathon distance.

Catherina McKiernan, award winning cross-country and marathon athlete, was born in Co Cavan in the year 1969 On This Day.





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