Ndungu poses for the press after winning today's race. ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan
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Dublin City Marathon: Ndungu takes second consecutive win

The Kenyan was narrowly outside his own record, as was his compatriot Magdalene Mukunzi who won the women’s race.

GEOFFREY NDUNGU OF Kenya has claimed first place of the Dublin City Marathon for the second year in a row.

After setting a course record in last year’s race, Ndungu finished outside the time by under three minutes, recording a time of 2 hours 11 minutes and 9 seconds.

His fellow Kenyan, Magdalene Mukunzi, took the women’s race in a time of 2: 30.46, four minutes outside the Dublin record.

Paul Pollock had led the race through the midway stages and he was the first Irishman through the finish line at Merrion Square in 2:16.30, just 80 seconds clear of Sean O’Hehir.

The Irish women’s charge was led home by Maria McCambridge with a time of 2:35.28 followed by Raheny Shamrocks’ Barbara Sanchez.

Wales’ Luke Jones took the honours in the wheelchair section, crossing the line after just 2:03.49.

A record 14,300 people registered for today’s marathon which set off at 9am and the majority of the runners are still to complete the course.

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