Thousands take to blustery streets for annual Dublin City Marathon
THOUSANDS of runners took to the streets of the capital today for the 33rd annual Dublin City Marathon.
The race, which began at 9am, had a record 13,200 participants taking part.
For only the second time in its three decade history the race had no official sponsor – however it is still expected to raise millions for good causes.
Geoffrey Ndungu from Kenya won the marathon in a time of two hours and 11 minutes - he also won last year's race.
Magdalene Mukunzi, also from Kenya, won the women's race in a time of two hours and 30 minutes - while Welshman Luke Jones won the wheelchair race.
The first Irish athlete over the finishing line was Paul Pollock from Belfast who was in ninth place overall in two hours 16 minutes.
Meanwhile Maria McCambridge was the first Irish woman to cross the finishing line in a time of two hours and 35 minutes.
Most road closures around the city have now been lifted.