A Galway man has finished a coast-to-coast run across the US carrying the ashes of his friend who died unexpectedly last year.
Ultra runner Richard Donovan ran 5,150km (3,200 miles) from Boston to his friend's home state of California in just over three months.
On Sunday, the 56-year-old arrived at Santa Monica Pier and returned the ashes of Alvin Matthews to his mother Sara at the finishing line.
In 2015, he ran from San Francisco to New York to fundraise for Mr Matthews who was paralysed following a spinal cord injury.
Mr Donovan set out from Boston on 19 April running an average of 64km per day through 16 states.