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Ndungu poses for the press after winning today's race.
Ndungu poses for the press after winning today's race.
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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.
Oct 29th 2012, 1:20 PM 6,941 4

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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