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# Looking Back
25 of the best pics from today's Dublin Marathon
Alemu Gemechu of Ethiopia triumphed in the 36th annual event.

Updated at 17.25

1. A competitor dressed as Mr Blobby

A competitor dressed as Mr. Blobby Donall Farmer / INPHO Donall Farmer / INPHO / INPHO

2. General view of the start of the Dublin Marathon as runners make their way down Fitzwilliam Street Upper

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3. A view of athletes as they pass by the corner of Stephen’s Green and Harcourt Street

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4. General view of the start of the Dublin Marathon

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5. A view of athletes as they pass by the corner of Stephen’s Green and Harcourt Street

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6. Runners pictured on Fitzwilliam Street Upper

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7. Competitors after the start of the Dublin Marathon

Competitors after the start of the Dublin Marathon Cathal Noonan / INPHO Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

8. Competitors during the start of the Dublin Marathon

Competitors during the start of the Dublin Marathon Cathal Noonan / INPHO Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

9. Competitors pose for a pic

Competitors during the start of the Dublin Marathon Cathal Noonan / INPHO Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

10. A view of the field

A view of the field Donall Farmer / INPHO Donall Farmer / INPHO / INPHO

11. Competitors wave to the camera

Competitors during the start of the Dublin Marathon Cathal Noonan / INPHO Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

12. A competitor in unusual attire

A competitor after the start of the Dublin Marathon Cathal Noonan / INPHO Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

13. Gary O’Hanlon, who finished in 12th place, is assisted at the finish line

Gary O'Hanlon is assisted at the finish line Donall Farmer / INPHO Donall Farmer / INPHO / INPHO

14. Sonia O’Sullivan competes in today’s race

Sonia O'Sullivan Donall Farmer / INPHO Donall Farmer / INPHO / INPHO

15. The women’s top three of Nataliya Lehonkova, Grace Momanyi and Tesfanesh Denbi on the podium

Nataliya Lehonkova, Grace Momanyi and Tesfanesh Denbi are presented Donall Farmer / INPHO Donall Farmer / INPHO / INPHO

16. The men’s top three of Alemu Gemechu, Francis Ngare and Asefa Bekele on the podium

Alemu Gemechu, Francis Ngare and Asefa Bekele on the podium Donall Farmer / INPHO Donall Farmer / INPHO / INPHO

17. Wheelchair winner Patrick Monahan

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18. A young spectator watches the action

A young spectator watching the action Cathal Noonan / INPHO Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

19. A competitor reacts after crossing the finish line

A competitor reacts after crossing the finish line Cathal Noonan / INPHO Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

20. Sonia O’Sullivan after finishing the Dublin City Marathon

Sonia O'Sullivan Cathal Noonan / INPHO Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

21. A runner pictured after finishing the Dublin City Marathon

A competitor reacts after finishing the Dublin City Marathon Cathal Noonan / INPHO Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

22. A competitor looks exhausted after finishing the Dublin City Marathon

A competitor reacts after finishing the Dublin City Marathon Cathal Noonan / INPHO Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

23. A competitor on his way to finishing the Dublin City Marathon

A competitor on his way to finishing the Dublin City Marathon Cathal Noonan / INPHO Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

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24. Ethiopia’s Alemu Gemechu after winning the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon

Alemu Gemechu Cathal Noonan / INPHO Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

25. Competitors embrace after finishing the Dublin City Marathon

Competitors embrace after finishing the Dublin City Marathon Cathal Noonan / INPHO Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

ETHIOPIA’S ALEMU GEMUCHU (2:14:01) triumphed in today’s Dublin Marathon.

Kenya’s Francis Ngare  was runner-up (2:14:07), while Ukraine’s Nataliya Lehonkova (2:31:08) was the first woman to finish in this morning’s event.

Asefa Bekele (2:14:20) of Ethiopia was third in the men’s race, while Kenya’s Grace Momanyi (2:32:16) was second in the women’s event, and Tesfanesh Denbi of Ethiopia was third.

In the Irish national championships, Sean Hehir (2:19:47), Gary O’Hanlon (2:25:21) and David Mansfield (2:30:45) were first, second and third respectively, while in the women’s event, Pauline Curley (2:49:29), Jane Ann Healy-Meehan (2:54:48) and Laura Graham completed the top three (2:56:21).

Over 15,000 runners competed in wet and windy conditions earlier today.

h/t @dublinmarathon

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