|World Cross Country Championships|
|1979 Limerick||Long Race|
Daniel "Danny" McDaid (Irish: Dónall Mac Daibhéad; born 4 August 1941) is a 2-time Irish Olympic athlete and four times national marathon champion from Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland. He is a former member of the Dublin-based athletic club Clonliffe Harriers.
He competed for Ireland at two Olympic Games, Munich 1972 and Montreal 1976. He was the first Irishman to cross the finish line at the 1972 games. He took part in nine World Championships, first competing for Ireland in the International Cross Country Championships in Madrid in 1969. He finished 11th in Limerick in 1979 when John Treacy lifted the world title for Ireland. He was captain of the Irish Senior Cross Country team from 1975 to 1981.
He has three daughters. Orla, Niamh, Ciara and a son Darragh. Orla is his favourite and was once poised to follow in her fathers footsteps . She continues his legacy by teacher marathon running in Leixlip.
Achievements in Major Finals
|1972||1972 Summer Olympics||Munich, Germany||23||Men's Marathon||2:22:25||Olympic debut |
|1976||1976 IAAF World Cross Country Championships||Chepstow, Wales||53||Long Race||36:27|||
|1976||1976 Summer Olympics||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||42||Men's Marathon||2:27:07|||
|1978||1978 IAAF World Cross Country Championships||Glasgow, Scotland||31||Long Race||40:52|||
|1979||1979 IAAF World Cross Country Championships||Limerick, Ireland||11||Long Race||38:02|||
|1980||1980 IAAF World Cross Country Championships||Paris, France||93||Long Race||39:13|||
|1981||1981 IAAF World Cross Country Championships||Madrid, Spain||188||Long Race||38:37|||
|1984||Cork City Marathon||Cork, Ireland||21||Marathon||2:31:29|||
- Cloniffe Olympians
- Danny McDaid 15km Run Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine.
- Aura Letterkenny hosts Special Olympic Regional Games[permanent dead link]
- Beijing Diary Number 2
- 1972 Summer Olympics
- 1976 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
- 1976 Summer Olympics
- 1978 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
- 1979 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
- 1980 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
- 1981 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
- Cork City Marathon 1984 - Easter Monday Archived 2008-06-05 at the Wayback Machine.
- Irish Winners of Major Championship Medals Archived 2008-12-04 at the Wayback Machine.