Kenyan runner sets new record for Dublin marathon
Published 31/10/2011 | 14:03
Geoffrey NDungu from Kenya has won the 32nd National Lottery Dublin Marathon in a new course record time of 2 hours, 8 minutes and 32 seconds.
He will receive a prize of €15,000 for winning the race, plus €5,000 for breaking the course record.
Sean Connelly from Tallaght was the leading Irish man at 2 hours and 18 minutes and 51 seconds.
The fastest woman was Helalia Johannes from Namibia in a time of 2 hours, 26 minutes and 13 seconds.
Linda Byrne took the Irish women's title, coming fifth in a time of 2 hours 36 minutes and 20 seconds
Armagh man Paul Hannon was the first wheelchair athlete to cross the line, repeating his success of last year.
A record number of over 14,000 athletes took part in the race in Dublin city today.