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Thursday 21 September 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Challenge

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250 kilometres in under 24 hours, Ireland's toughest race is back
Organisers of The Race do not expect all of the 100 competitors to complete the challenging yet gruelling course.
Blind man walks 132 km in four days to raise funds for the Irish Wheelchair Association
Rahim Nazrali will have two guides to assist him during the trek.
Watch 1000 people eat an extremely hot chilli pepper at the same time
So many tears. So many amazing faces.
'It would be great for us to play against Ronaldo' - Martin O'Neill
Whether or not the Real Madrid star plays, O’Neill feels Portugal offers his side a stern test.
Interview: The Irishwoman set to be part of the first all-female four to row across the Pacific Ocean
Aoife Ní Mhaoileoin, a doctor from Dublin, is preparing to undertake an intensive 2,400 mile-journey from California to Hawaii.
Man continues quest to visit every Nando's in the world
Can you hear the drums for Nando’s?…
A woman named "Beautiful Existence" challenged herself to only eat at Starbucks for a year
Yes, that’s right. Her name is “Beautiful Existence”.
These facts will challenge everything you thought you knew about the world
Get ready to discover some mind-blowing facts.
Munster always play with real intensity in Thomond – Leo Cullen
The Leinster lock will miss the game through injury but will be a keen spectator.
Extract: '8,848 metres and I’m sitting on the summit of the world’
Twenty years ago this week, Dawson Stelfox became the first Irish person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. This extract from Everest Calling: The Irish Journey, chronicles the last leg of this challenging expedition.
Could you convince your girlfriend to spend $2000 on stadium seats to win tickets to the CL final?
Well, could you?
The 13 best places to run a marathon
Including the Last Marathon in Antartica and a Santa-themed race in South Korea.
10 foods that are dangerous to eat in public
Knowledge is power.
Column: For Obama, this inauguration will be very different than the first
In January 2009, nearly two million people flocked to see the first African-American be sworn in as president – but, four years on, some promises have yet to be fulfilled. This term will present even more challenges, writes Larry Donnelly.
US Supreme Court to hear gay marriage arguments next year
Same-sex marriage is legal in nine US states but barred in 30 other states. A Supreme Court ruling next year would have implications across the United States.
Redknapp confirmed as new QPR boss
The former Spurs manager has signed a two-and-a-half year deal at the stuggling London club.
Referendum result 'could be challenged'
No campaigners have suggested the referendum result may be challenged – what legal grounds could this be done on?
Can you walk the length of Ireland without passing a pub? Let's try it out
Photographer David Blackmore is giving it a go. Do you think it’s possible?
Rejuvenated Burke ready for 'monstrous challenge' on Sunday
Ahead of the Leinster SFC final on Sunday, we spoke with the Meath wing-back about his side’s prospects.
Reclaiming Premiership title our priority, admits bullish Fergie
“United have to recover as the club have done so many times in the past. That is our target this year. Priority number one is to win the English Premier League title back.”
Pics: Tackling the Tough Mudder Extreme Endurance Challenge
Would you be brave enough to tackle extreme mud, ice, fire walking and electric shocks? These hardy souls were…
Wimbledon Men’s Final: Federer wins title number seven after four set win
The win at SW19 sees the Swiss return to the top of the world rankings.
Charitable cyclist gears up for Europe's 'toughest endurance road race'
While Tour de France participants put their feet up after a tough day’s slog, Duncan McKenzie will power on into the wee hours of the night and beyond.
TD brings legal challenge against ESM treaty
Thomas Pringle agreed a timetable to exchange documents with the State during a filing yesterday.
Declan Kidney: Our objective is to win the series
The Irish coach feels it would be ‘disrespect to the jersey’ not to try for a sweep of Tests against New Zealand.
In pictures: Are you tough enough? The Tough Guy challenge
How did you spend your weekend?
Watch: 6 Guinness World Records that Usain Bolt could conceivably break
Today is the anniversary of the Jamaican athlete’s record-breaking feats, so we thought we’d commemorate it…