WATCH: Emotional scenes as ex-Donegal Senator crosses marathon finish line

Jimmy Harte suffered a fall four years ago

WATCH: Emotional scenes as ex-Donegal Senator crosses marathon finish line

Lochlainn and Jimmy Harte cross the finish line | Image: Facebook/Lochlainn Harte

A former Senator who suffered a brain trauma in 2013 has crossed the finish line of a Derry city marathon with his son.

Jimmy Harte suffered a fall four years ago that left him hospitalised for months.

The well-known businessman crossed the finish line of the Walled City Marathon on Saturday along with his son Lochlainn.

Lochlainn ran his first marathon back in April 2014 to raise money for the Beaumont Hospital Foundation, who worked with his father.

Lochlainn ran the full marathon and was joined by his dad, Jimmy, for the last few moments as they crossed the line together.

Lochlainn offers his father words of encouragement near the finish line | Image: Facebook/Lochlainn Harte

Jimmy Harte was a public representative for many years.

Firstly with Fine Gael, then as an independent, and finally as a member of the Labour Party.

He became a Senator in 2011.