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Over 20 years after a bad car accident, debt brought Gary O'Hanlon to the Dublin marathon podium
As a teenager, Gary O’Hanlon had a huge career ahead of him. Then an accident stripped him of the natural talent he had.

CORK AND DUBLIN marathon winner Gary O’Hanlon has had an up-and-down career in running.

A car accident in his teens put an early stop to his promising career before debt forced him to chase winners’ cheques over 20 years later. / YouTube

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