Danny McDaid is Donegal’s most decorated runner of all time, was National champion over two miles, 15 miles and the marathon. He represented Ireland in the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972 and Montreal in 1976.
Danny competed in a remarkable nine world cross country championships, and Captained the Irish team to silver medals in Limerick in 1979 – placing our small nation as number two in the world. Over a 20 year period between 1967 and 1987, Danny won 13 Ulster senior cross country titles. His personal bests for the marathon is 2:13, 10k 29mis 10 secs and 5k 13mins 51secs.
Today Danny, a very active 70+ years, is retired in his beloved Glenswilly, daily runs and cycles and can be found on many evenings at the Danny McDaid Track in Letterkenny coaching and encouraging younger athletes from the local club.
Danny has agreed to act as starter for the prestigious Cara Bundoran 10 on March 9th and encourages individuals and families to accept the healthy challenge and be part of the largest and best organised event in the North West road calendar.