Friends of the Library Speaker Series - Alan Corcoran


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Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Admission by donation
Program Room

Friends of the Library Speaker Series Presents - Marathon Man / Unsinkable Alan Corcoran.

Alan Corcoran is a charity fundraising Irish adventure athlete. Competing as an Irish international track and field athlete as a juvenile, he switched to ultra-endurance at the age of 20, when his dad suffered a stroke. Alan has since fundraised €45,000 for stroke and cancer charities through his resilience challenges. Alan became the first person to run a lap of Ireland - 35 marathons in 35 consecutive days - and the first person to swim the length of Ireland - a 500-kilometre sea swim - on his second attempt. He's written an award-winning book ('Marathon Man') and created a feature-length documentary film ('Unsinkable') about these two challenges.

Alan will be joining us to share his experience of being the first to run a lap of Ireland (1,500-kilometre run) and first to swim the length of Ireland (500-kilometre sea swim).

This event will take place Thursday, January 26, at 7:00pm in the Canmore Public Library Program Room.

His award-winning documentary film, Unsinkable, will have its Canadian premiere on Saturday, January 28th, 2023 in artsPlace. Get more information and tickets to the screening here.