Sinead Kane and her conquering of the Trans Sahara Marathon has been captured in a brilliant documentary. Shot by Cojo Films, it shows the Irish Ultra runner’s incredible journey from start to finish accompanied by guide runner John O’Regan.

Speaking after the race Sinead said –

“John and I completed the 9th edition of the Trans Sahara Marathon on Saturday 25th February.”

“It ended in Mhamid El Ghizlane. The race had athletes from many European countries and also very experienced Moroccans including two female winners of Marathon des Sables.”

“The race was 140km over 4 stages. During these stages, runners were able to discover the beautiful scenery and culture of Morocco/Sahara Desert – sand dunes, dried up rivers lined with rocks, natural Oasis, and a lot more.”

“If you are a trail runner, mountain runner, or just looking for a fantastic race experience abroad I would highly recommend this race.”

“A special mention has to go to Doctor Ilyas and the other medical staff who gave so much care and attention to me during the race. Thank you so much. I will be forever grateful.”

Sinead Kane with guide runner John O Regan

Previous Achievements

Sinead is no stranger to pushing her limits and in 2012 made history when she became the first visually-impaired athlete to complete the grueling Marathon des Sables, a six-day, 156-mile race across the Sahara Desert.

This was just the beginning of her journey as an athlete. She went on to complete several other marathons and ultra-marathons, including the North Pole Marathon, the Antarctic Ice Marathon, and the World Marathon Challenge, which involves running seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.

Sinead has also represented Ireland most recently at the IAU European 24-Hour Championships in September 2022.

She is also a keynote speaker, a double PhD doctorate, and a double Guinness World Record holder. You can follow Sinead on her Facebook page here.