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Some 140 gardai and PSNI officers run Dublin Marathon in memory of 'gentle giant' Tony Golden

Michael McHugh

Published 26/10/2015 | 12:03

Monday 26 October 2015. Dublin City Marathon runners
Monday 26 October 2015. Dublin City Marathon runners
Monday 26 October 2015. Dublin City Marathon runners: Estuary Runners Malahide.
Monday 26 October 2015. Dublin City Marathon runners: Kev's Team that trains in the Phoenix Park.
Monday 26 October 2015. Dublin City Marathon runners: Blathnaid Ryan, Laura McKinney, Jane Jordan, Tracy Kavanagh. Naas.
Monday 26 October 2015. Dublin City Marathon runners: Avril MacKay, Hartlepool, Siobhan Hurley, Cork.
Monday 26 October 2015. Dublin City Marathon runners: James Lannigan, Waterford City.
Monday 26 October 2015. Dublin City Marathon runners: Hugh Watters, Belfast and Edel Scanlon, Limerick.
Monday 26 October 2015. Dublin City Marathon runners: Jackie Dillon and Orla Kavanagh. Aer Lingus Cabin Crew from Cork.
Monday 26 October 2015. Dublin City Marathon runners: Darren Molloy, Danny Murphy, Aron Nutley, Monaghan.
Monday 26 October 2015. Dublin City Marathon runners: Dunshaughlin AC.
Monday 26 October 2015. Dublin City Marathon runners: James Lannigan, Waterford City and Sean McGurk, Tyrone.
Monday 26 October 2015. Dublin City Marathon runners: Nelson Ho, Castleknock, Luke Wong, Walkinstown, Karen Mok, Castleknock, Yin Hao Tan, Castleknock.
Monday 26 October 2015. Dublin City Marathon runners: Sandra and Gavin Burke, Co. Kildare.
Monday 26 October 2015. Dublin City Marathon runners: Paul O'Rourke, Dunshaughlin.
Monday 26 October 2015. Dublin City Marathon. (forgetthegym.ie) supporters for Mary Jennings Running Group for first time marathon runners.
Monday 26 October 2015. Dublin City Marathon runners
Monday 26 October 2015. Dublin City Marathon runners
Monday 26 October 2015. Dublin City Marathon runners
Monday 26 October 2015. Dublin City Marathon runners
Monday 26 October 2015. Dublin City Marathon runners
Monday 26 October 2015. Dublin City Marathon runners
Monday 26 October 2015. Dublin City Marathon runners
Monday 26 October 2015. Dublin City Marathon runners
Monday 26 October 2015. Dublin City Marathon runners
Monday 26 October 2015. Dublin City Marathon runners
Monday 26 October 2015. Dublin City Marathon runners
Monday 26 October 2015. Dublin City Marathon runners
Monday 26 October 2015. Dublin City Marathon runners
Monday 26 October 2015. Dublin City Marathon runners
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Irish Independent photographer Mark Condren with Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
James Mee 99th marathon and heading off to New York on Sunday to do his 100th, taking part in the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
James Mee 99th marathon and heading off to New York on Sunday to do his 100th, taking part in the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
spectators watch on at Thousands of participants at Fitzwilliam Square for the start of the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Olivia Bermingham & Niamh Dowling, taking part in the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Olivia Bermingham & Niamh Dowling, taking part in the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today. 26/10/2015 Picture by Fergal Phillips
Supporters hold up banners as runners compete in the first ever Bristol & Bath marathon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 25, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
A lead runner goes past the Clifton Suspension Bridge as thousands of runners compete in the first ever Bristol & Bath marathon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 25, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
A runner has his belt loaded with energy gels as he competes in the first ever Bristol & Bath marathon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 25, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
Runners dressed in combat fatigues and carrying backpacks jog along as thousands of runners compete in the first ever Bristol & Bath marathon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 25, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
Runners go past Bristol Harbourside and the SS Great Britain as they compete in the first ever Bristol & Bath marathon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 25, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
Jelly baby sweets are scattered across the road as runners compete in the first ever Bristol & Bath marathon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 25, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
Runners dressed as doctors jog along as thousands of runners compete in the first ever Bristol & Bath marathon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 25, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
A runner dressed as Superwoman jogs along as thousands of runners compete in the first ever Bristol & Bath marathon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 25, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
A runner dressed as Wally jogs along as thousands of runners compete in the first ever Bristol & Bath marathon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 25, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
A pair of runners dressed as Batman and Catwoman jog along as thousands of runners compete in the first ever Bristol & Bath marathon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 25, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
Runners give a wave as they compete in the first ever Bristol & Bath marathon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 25, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
Runners compete in the first ever Bristol & Bath marathon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 25, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
Runners compete in the first ever Bristol & Bath marathon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 25, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
A runner dressed as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle goes underneath and past the Clifton Suspension Bridge as thousands of runners compete in the first ever Bristol & Bath marathon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 25, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
A runner dressed as Mr Blobby at the start of the 36th Dublin City marathon in Dublin, Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
A runner dressed as Sonic the Hedgehog at the start of the 36th Dublin City marathon in Dublin, Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Runners at the start of the 36th Dublin City marathon in Dublin, Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Runners at the start of the 36th Dublin City marathon in Dublin, Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Runners at the start of the 36th Dublin City marathon in Dublin, Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
A runner dressed as the Delorean from the film "Back to the Future" at the start of the 36th Dublin City marathon in Dublin, Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Runners at the start of the 36th Dublin City marathon in Dublin, Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Runners at the start of the 36th Dublin City marathon in Dublin, Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Runners at the start of the 36th Dublin City marathon in Dublin, Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Runners at the start of the 36th Dublin City marathon in Dublin, Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Photographer Mark Condren (no 8652) at the start of the 36th Dublin City marathon in Dublin, Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Runners at the start of the 36th Dublin City marathon in Dublin, Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 26, 2015. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Handout photo issued by Garda Traffic of their officers before they took part in the 36th Dublin City marathon in Dublin, Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday October 26, 2015. See PA story SPORT Marathon Ireland. Photo credit should read: Garda Traffic/PA Wire

Around 140 gardai and PSNI officers ran the Dublin Marathon in memory of Garda Tony Golden.

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The "gentle giant" officer and father-of-three was shot dead while helping a woman during a domestic row in Omeath, Co Louth, earlier this month.

Credit: An Gardai Siochana
Credit: An Gardai Siochana

An Garda Siochana posted a photo on Twitter of the runners assembled at the start.

The caption read: "Wearing a black ribbon in remembrance of Garda Golden."

The 36-year-old was gunned down as he accompanied Siobhan Phillips, 21, to collect her belongings from a house she shared with dissident republican suspect Adrian Crevan Mackin.

Crevan Mackin, 24, also turned his illegally-held Glock pistol on Ms Phillips, who was hospitalised, before killing himself.

Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan and PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton attended Garda Golden's funeral in his home village of Blackrock, Co Louth. Around 4,000 gardai thronged the streets around the church.

Garda Golden was the 88th garda to die in the line of duty.

Thousands of participants and spectators took to the streets for Dublin's flagship race meeting, which began at Fitzwilliam Square this morning.

Ethiopian and Ukrainian athletes won the men's and women's races.

As record numbers of runners wound their way through the city in damp and blustery conditions, the fastest man was Alemu Gemechu of Ethiopia in a time of two hours and 14 minutes.

Nataliya Lehonkova from Ukraine won the women's race in a time of two hours and 31 minutes.

Almost 11,000 Irish and more than 4,000 international competitors from 62 countries took part in the race - with the vast majority completing the 36th running of the marathon before bad weather moved in.

It is also expected to be the last time the race is run on the October bank holiday Monday, with organisers hoping to reschedule it to the Sunday.

The switch is regarded as testament to its popularity and designed to attract more international runners and allow competitors to make the most of the long weekend.

In total, 15,216 runners registered to take part.

Patrick Monahan from Naas, Co Kildare, won the wheelchair race in a time of one hour and 43 minutes.

The national titles were claimed by primary school teacher Sean Hehir, who was competing to secure qualification for the Rio Olympics, and Pauline Curley, from Tullamore Harriers.

In 2013, Hehir was first Irish man to win the Dublin Marathon since John Treacy in 1993.

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