Under glorious blue skies, 19,500 runners took advantage of Ireland's Indian summer yesterday to compete in the Dublin City Marathon.
Now the fourth largest marathon in Europe, a record number of runners wound their way through the capital, with approximately 17,000 crossing the finishing line at Merrion Square.
Exhausted runners were given a hero's welcome by family, friends and supporters at the finish line and were presented with a special medal commemorating the centenary of the 1916 Rising and the 37th annual run.
Among the competitors, aged between 18 and 86, it was a triumvirate of Ethiopians who crossed the finish line in record time.
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