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Before the off

Ultra-distance runner Tom McGrath is pictured holding the banner and with some members of the benefit committee as he was about to set off on a five hour run in Van Cortlandt Park for the recent Lisa Cullen and Baby Kayden Benefit. Back row: Sean Kelly, Eamonn Fallon, Denise Sorohan, Aaron Canning. Front row: Sharon Brady, Lisa Sorohan, Tom McGrath, Patricia McGovern, and Frank Brady. McGrath, a Fermanagh native, has devoted much of his life to running while raising funds for a variety of worthy causes. He recently ran from Boston to New York in aid of the American Wheelchair association. Tom is the proprietor of the Black Sheep Bar in Manhattan, and he recently published his memoir, entitled, well, "The Black Sheep.”