Letterkenny endurance athlete Jason Black facing toughest contest

Jason Black cycling

Letterkenny cyclist and endurance athlete Jason Black is racing across Italy in the challenge of his career.

He set off this morning in the non-stop Ultra Cycling marathon that runs for 850km from Silvi, Italy.

Jason said: “The race across Italy is an extreme event that requires the rider to complete the 850kms in under 36 hours.’’

He added: ''My ambition is to firstly finish the 850km race. I've never raced in an event like this before so it's completely new and I'm looking to learn from it.’’

Jason set off at 9.23am on Sunday morning as rider 27.