What choices will you make?
Sinead is a keynote speaker on the topics of: resilience, mindset and teamwork. She has spoken for many companies nationally and internationally. She has two PhD’s, is a qualified lawyer and lectures on the topics of disability law and policy. She is also an athlete who has represented Ireland at ultra-distances. She is a double Guinness World Record holder. Sinead also is the first Irish female to compete in the World Marathon Challenge which is 7 marathons on 7 continents within 7 days. Sinead only has 5% vision and is registered as legally blind.
How bad do you want your goals?
Sinead has represented Ireland at ultra distances – example the 24 hour World Championships. Yes you read it right – running for 24 hours. As well as representing Ireland, Sinead has achieved two Guinness World Records. She has competed in the World Marathon Challenge which is 7 marathons on 7 continents within 7 days. She is the first Irish female to compete in the challenge. She is also the first blind person to run 7 marathons on 7 continents within 7 days. In February 2018, she achieved the Guinness World Record for furthest distance for a female on a treadmill in 12 hours.
none of us do life by ourselves.
Sinead has achieved two PhD’s – one in October 2017 and one in December 2017. She is also a double Guinness World Record Holder. The key to Sinead’s academic and sporting success has been the strong team around her. None of us do life by ourselves. We need a diverse team around us who can see the big picture and who can bring experience and diverse skills.
Keynote Speaker, Double PhD doctorate, Double Guinness World Record holder, Lecturer, Visually Impaired Athlete, & Qualified Lawyer.
Sinead doesn’t let her disability hold her back and is living life to the full. Within the space of three months, Sinead Kane was awarded two PhD doctorates. In October 2017, she received an honorary PhD from the National University of Ireland. In December 2017, she was awarded her academic PhD from Dublin City University.
Sinead also is a double Guinness World Record Holder. In February 2018 she broke the Guinness World Record for furthest distance for a female on a treadmill in 12 hours. See these links Sinead is also the holder of a Guinness World Record for being the first blind person to complete a Marathon on each of the seven Continents, a feat which she completed in less than 7 days in January 2017. She is also the first Irish female to do the world marathon challenge. Sinead and her guide runner [John] completed their first Marathon of this challenge at Union Glacier, Antarctica followed by running a Marathon in Punta Arenas (South America), Miami (North America), Madrid (Europe), Marrakech (Africa), Dubai (Asia) and finally Sydney (Oceania).
Sinead came joint-first in her marathon in Dubai. This is all remarkable given that Sinead only did her first marathon ever in October 2014 and only took up running in April 2012.
The above achievements are admirable but are even more so when one considers that Sinead only has 5% vision and is registered as legally blind. Sinead has overcome a lot of adversity throughout her life and now wants to help others. Sinead proves how those who persist in spite of a disability can develop determination, motivation, and creativity.