Irish rugby star, Jamie Heaslip, and Dublin footballer, Alan Brogan, were challenged to a sprint in Dublin recently by GOAL CEO, Barry Andrews. They were helping launch the 2013 Christmas GOAL Miles, which are taking place this year at 120 locations across seven countries.
He might be giving away a few years, but the GOAL boss showed both sporting stars a clean pair of heels to break the tape in first place.
(Don't tell Barry, but we have a sneaking suspicion that neither Jamie nor Alan were giving it 100 per cent…)
The GOAL Mile is breaking all records this year, with Miles set for 114 locations throughout Ireland; and also in London, Melbourne and Toronto, while events have already been held in the past two weeks in New York and Abu Dhabi.
Members of the Irish Defence Forces, meanwhile, have volunteered to take a break from their peacekeeping duties in The Golan Heights to run a Mile for GOAL on Christmas Day.
Now in its 32nd year, the annual event attracts tens of thousands of people run, jog or walk a Mile for GOAL each year, helping the aid agency raise money and awareness for their programmes in the developing world.
To take part in a GOAL Mile near you, please visit the new GOAL Mile webpage, which you can find at www.goal.ie.