31st Lifestyle Sports-adidas Dublin Marathon Breaks All Records
Dublin, 25th October: The 31st running of the Lifestyle Sports-adidas Dublin Marathon had both record numbers and two new course records.
Kenyan Moses Kangogo Kibet beat the course record (2.09.07) held since 2007 by Russian Aleksey Sokolov, with a PB time of 2.08.58. At the half way mark, organisers thought the 2007 record would hold, but Kibet ran an incredible second half of the race, covering the final 13 miles in 63 minutes on route to his victory.
Russian Tatiana Aryasova of Russia, also smashed the current course record (2.27.22) held since 2003 by Ruth Kutol of Kenya, crossing the finish line comfortably in 2.26.13.
Sergiu Ciobanu (Clonliffe Harriers) defended his Irish National Championship title, winning for the 2nd consecutive year in a time of 2:19:33. The women’s Irish National Championship title went to Barbara Sanchez (Raheny Shamrocks) who finished in 2.39.39.
The 2010 Wheelchair winner was Paul Hannon (UK) in a time of 2:20:38.
Mary Nolan Hickey, the only woman to have run every Dublin Marathon to date, maintained her 100% record today, finishing in a time of 3:51:13. Mary ran her 31st Dublin Marathon in aid of Wicklow Hospice, part of a team of 150 runners which she helped train.
Former GAA star and five time All-Ireland medal winner Jimmy Deenihan T.D., who led ten of his Leinster House colleagues – “The Oireachtas Team”- in their training for today’s race, finished in 4:22:38. He was beaten to the finish by his colleague Barry Andrews, who finished in 3:43:11. Lucinda Creighton finished in 4:44:03.
Other notable finishers today included Collette O’Hagan, who completed her 200th Marathon today at aged 61, crossing the line in 5:08:36, former boxer Bernard Dunne, who clocked up an impressive 3:44:31 and actress Dervla Kirwan, who finished in 5:31:24.
“Today’s race is the culmination of months of training for these runners, as well as months of planning on our behalf” said Race Director Jim Aughney “It’s fantastic to see the race go off so well. Perfect running conditions, and two new course records. We hope everyone who took part enjoyed their experience – and hope to see them back with us in 2011
Men’s Top 3
Moses Kangogo Kibet (Kenya) 2:08:58
Fikadu Kedir (Ethiopia) 2:09:44
Mourice Mutinda Musyoki (Kenya) 2:10:25
Women’s Top 3
Tatiana Aryasova (Russia) 2:26:13
Kateryna Stetsenko (Ukraine) 2:27:51
Elsa Kireeva (Russia) 2:28:02
Irish National Championships Men’s Top 3
Sergiu Ciobanu (Clonliffe Harriers) 2:19:33
Joe McAllister (St. Malachy’s) 2:21:05
Greg Roberts (City of Derry) 2:21:20
Irish National Championships Women’s Top 3
Barbara Sanchez (Raheny Shamrocks) 2:39:39
Pauline Curley (Marathon Mission Team) 2:44:00
Lorraine Manning (Raheny Shamrocks) 2:46:16