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Mick Clohisey crosses the line in 2:26.34 and concludes Team ireland's interest in the Olympic Games

Clohisey is the third runner home, claiming 103rd overall.

Well done, Team Ireland, ir’s been emotional.

Kevin Seaward finishes 64th in Rio

Not too far behind Pollock is Seaward, who put up a time of 2:20.06.

Paul Pollock finishes 32nd in Olympic Marathon

That’s a serious second half from Dr Pollock after sitting 96th at the halfway point.

Paul Pollock finishing VERY strong in Rio

He was fortunate to get the call, but he’s repaying the faith of Athletics Ireland in the second half of this race.

He’s now up to 34th with 2k to go.

Elliot Kipchoge wins the Olympic Marathon in 2:08.44

Terrific stuff from the Kenyan.

Pollock into top 50 in Rio

Paul Pollock is one of the first 50 men past the 35km mark.

A justified selection?

20k down and Paul Pollock – perhaps justifying his selection to some degree – leads the Irish trio in 98th place. Mick Clohisey in 108th with Kevin Seaward in 116th.

10k down in the Marathon...

They’ve past the 10km mark in the Marathon and Ghirmay Ghebreslassie is the familiarly-named leader.

Mick Clohisey is best of the Irish at the minute in 105th place.

Paul Pollock and Kevin Seaward just a little further back in 124th and 130th.

All stretched and carbo-loaded? It's near time to hit the Marathon start line

Just over 20 minutes to go until the starter’s gun in Rio.

Mick Clohissey, Kevin Seaward and Paul Pollock are ready to run. Are you ready to follow all 26 miles, 365 yards no matter how many cups of tea and coffee it takes?

One last helping of Olympic Breakfast, the nutrition you need to get through the final day in Rio

There’ll be fireworks tonight as Rio draws a final curtain on the 31st modern Olympic Games.

It’s been a hell of a journey over the last 16 days, we hope you enjoyed enduring it this far, we just need one last push from you, Team Ireland, to see us happily through into the next four-year cycle.

The men’s Marathon is the main event at 13.30 today, but take the big spoon and get yourself a helping of our Olympic Breakfast for more highlights to be on the lookout for before the Olympics disappear again.

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Sean Farrell