Sinead Kane, Ph.D

Sinead’s story is one of perseverance and resilience. Faced with blindness since birth and childhood bullying, she managed to achieve the seemingly impossible.

Sinead doesn’t let her disability hold her back and lives life to the full. Within the space of three months Sinead was awarded two PhD doctorates. Sinead also is a double Guinness World Record Holder, one of which was achieved for being the first blind person to complete a marathon on each of the seven continents, a feat which she completed in less than 7 days in January 2017.

She is also the first Irish female to do the world marathon challenge. Sinead and her guide runner completed their first marathon of this challenge at Union Glacier, Antarctica followed by running a marathon in Punta Arenas (South America), Miami (North America), Madrid (Europe), Marrakech (Africa), Dubai (Asia) and finally Sydney (Oceania).

The above achievements are admirable but even more so when one considers that Sinead only has 5% vision and is registered as legally blind. Sinead has overcome a lot of adversity throughout her life and now wants to help others. Sinead proves how those who persist in spite of a disability can develop determination, motivation, and creativity.

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