Congratulations to Maria McCambridge who took the Dublin City Marathon women’s tile in 2:38:51, the first Irish winner since Sonia O’Sullivan in 2000.
“I am so happy to win my home town marathon” said McCambridge afterwards.
The 38-year-old mother of one was locked in a tussle with Cork’s Clare McCarthy, with McCarthy edging out into the lead with four miles remaining.
“I had to take pit stop around 18 miles” revealed McCambridge. “My legs just started to go on me. I just had to run through it, it was big battle, but I’m very proud to win Dublin.” 2008 Bejing Olympian Pauline Curley from Tullamore took third place.
Her husband and former national marathon champion, Gary Crossan, was just a minute behind – the Letterkenny AC stalwart clocked 2:39:18. Other Letterkenny AC runners in the record field of 14,500 participants included Shaun Stewart (2:58:24), Padraig Friel (3:04:18), John Daly (3:11:26), Kieran Coyle (3:15:47) and Noel Lynch (3:58:18). Well done to all who put in many hours of training over the last number of months.
The focus switches back to cross country this weekend, with the Donegal senior championships being hosted by Inishowen AC in Carndonagh on Sunday morning. Good luck to our seniors as they go in search of medals.