The Race: Reaction from winner Marty Lynch

The start in Gartan at 5 a.m. on Saturday morning as "The Race" begins it gruelling circuit of Donegal. Photo Brian McDaid

The Race Donegal took place yesterday with over 70 participants taking on the 250km route - running, cycling and kayaking- around Donegal.

The winner at the end of the day was Ramelton's Marty Lynch, who completed the endurance race in record time of 13:47:16.

The first of the ladies to complete the race was Rachel Nolan who came in after 18:03:36.

Marty Lynch spoke to Myles Gallagher on Sunday Sport about the difficulties he went through to get to the finish line.