Fionnuala McCormack sets a new PB to finish 20th in the women's marathon at Rio
Published 14/08/2016 | 18:28
Wicklow athlete Fionnuala McCormack produced one of the biggest runs of her career to finish in 20th position in today's women's marathon in Rio.
The two-time European cross country gold medallist produced her greatest ever performance in a marathon to finish in a personal best time of 2:31:22 to finish just over seven minutes behind eventual winner Jemima Sumgong of Kenya.
The 31-year-old was 73rd after the first 5km but improved her position throughout the race in a controlled run.
Lizzie Lee and Breege Connolly also performed well, finishing 57th and 76th respectively.