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Dublin: 12 °C Monday 6 April, 2020

Participation – and speed – records broken at Dublin Marathon

In a field with record numbers, the course records in both the men’s and women’s Dublin Marathon are broken.

Image: Niall Carson/PA Wire

THIS YEAR’S DUBLIN MARATHON has been won in record times in both the men’s and women’s races.

Kenya’s Moses Kibet has won the men’s race in a time of 2:08:56, beating the previous course record – set by Aleksey Sokolov of Russia in 2007 – by just eleven seconds.

Tatyana Arysova from Russia also beat the previous record in the women’s race, with her time of 2:26:12 defeating the previous record (of Kenya’s Ruth Kutol) by seventy seconds.

The wheelchair race was won by Armagh’s Paul Hanna in a time of 2:20:38.

Best of the Irish in the mens’ race was Joe McAllister of St Malachy’s in Belfast, who came home in 2:21:05, while Raheny Shamrocks’ Barbara Sanchez was the first Irish woman to complete the 42km course in 2:39:09.

Organisers had hoped this year’s race could breed record times as well as a record number of entries – with this year’s field a new record of 13,200, about 450 higher than 2009 – as the cold but dry weather provided perfect running conditions.

Race organisers described the pace of the men’s race as ‘incredible’, with five runners finishing inside 2 hours and 11 minutes.

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