Wednesday 24 January 2018

Kenyan runner sets new record for Dublin marathon

Geoffrey Ndungu, from Kenya, crosses the line to win the 2011 National Lottery Dublin Marathon. Photo:Sportsfile

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.

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