Dr Sinead Kane

Double PhD doctorate, Double Guinness World Record holder

Sinead Kane is a Double PhD doctorate, Double Guinness World Record holder, Freelance Researcher, Visually Impaired Athlete, & Qualified Lawyer.

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.

Within the space of three months, Sinead 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.

In February 2018, she broke the Guinness World Record for furthest distance for a female on a treadmill in 12 hours. 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 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 she only did her first marathon ever in October 2014 and only took up running in April 2012.

Sinead has overcome a lot of adversity throughout her life, and, in an inspirational keynote opening  for Reliability Ireland, she will share her story of leadership, team work and staying focused in the face of obstacles – key skills needed by anyone who sets themselves an ambitious target and wants to achieve it.