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McCormack finishes seventh in the marathon at European Championships

The four-time Olympian came home in a time of 2.29.25 today.

fionnuala-mccormack Fionnuala McCormack (centre) in Munich today. Morgan Treacy / INPHO Morgan Treacy / INPHO / INPHO

IRELAND’S FIONNUALA MCCORMACK has enjoyed a top-ten finish at the European Championships in Munich.

The long-distance runner, from Wicklow, produced a strong performance in the women’s marathon to record a time of 2.29.25.

That saw four-time Olympian McCormack finish in seventh place, with Poland’s Aleksandra Lisowska (2:28:36) claiming gold. 

Irish team-mates Ann-Marie McGlynn and Aoife Cooke were 29th and 34th respectively. 

Ballina AC’s Hugh Armstrong was 58th in the men’s marathon, with a time of 2:25:27.

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