GOAL 4x1 mile relay world record, UCD track, Dublin, 1985


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    Since international aid agency GOAL was founded in 1977, stars from the world of sport have been unfailingly generous in giving their time, energy and public profile to highlight the plight of the poorest of the poor and the work that GOAL is doing to help them. In 1985, GOAL CEO John O'Shea convinced Irish runners Eamonn Coghlan, Marcus O'Sullivan, Ray Flynn and Frank O'Meara to take on the 4x1 mile relay world record in aid of GOAL. Before hundreds of spectators on a hot August afternoon at University College Dublin, the four Irishmen set a time that still stands to this day. By doing so, they helped to further promote GOAL's work with the poorest of the poor.