John Lenihan – March 11th, 2020

Joe McGill’s guest on In Conversation this week is one of Kerry’s greatest sportspeople; John Lenihan. John was born in Toureen, Ballymacelligott and went on to win the Irish Mountain Championship – run on Carrauntoohil – on 19 occasions. As well as being a star in athletics and cross country running, his greatest hour came in 1991 when he won the World Mountain Running Championship in Switzerland, the only Irishman to win this highly prestigious event. Hear his life story and find out what drove him on during those successful years.