Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Sunshine and proposals at finishing line on record day - Independent.ie

Sunshine and proposals at finishing line on record day - Independent.ie


Runners start the Dublin City Marathon as a record number took part in the race this year. Photo: Damien EagersUnder 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.

Read more: Up to 17,000 turn out for Dublin marathon spectacular

Watch: See any familiar faces? Thousands hit capital for Dublin City Marathon
Sergiu Ciobhanu toasts his win with son Matthew. Photo: Damien Eagers
Laura Graham after winning the Irish women’s title. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Peter Joseph Singhatey, from Dublin, gets some help at the end. Photos: Damien Eagers




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