Gerry Duffy: The Gift of Running

In this final episide of the podcast for 2020 I chat with Gerry Duffy from Mullingar in Co. Westmeath. Gerry is a runner, triathlete, motivational speaker, author, teacher and all-round inspiration. Throughout his thirties and forties, he developed a passion for sport; running and triathlon, in particular, resulting in him tackling some epic endurance challenges including running 32 marathons in 32 days (2010) as well as completing a DECA Iron Distance Triathlon (2011) which consisted of swimming 24 miles, cycling, 1,160 miles and running 262 miles.

But the biggest challenge of all was to push completely outside of his comfort zone to overcome a fear of public speaking. He is now one of the most sought after and leading professional motivational speakers in Ireland with his own speaker school.

We chat about facing his fears, stepping up to the challenge, respecting goals, the importance of exercise and mindset and how the pivotal decision to get healthy and fit at the age of 27 was the catalyst to a new life that he could previously only have dreamed of.

If you are in need of a boost of motivation heading into the New Year then this is a show you don't want to miss. There are so many nuggets of insight and information in this episode, grab a cuppa and give it your full attention, it could be just the conversation you need to hear as we embrace a New Year. If you are interested in attending the Momentum Event we chat about then check out the event HERE. If you are interested in purchasing one of Gerry's books you will find them on

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Happy New Year, stay safe!

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