The Berlin Marathon with it's 35,000 or so participants is one of the worlds major marathon races. It's flat course attracts runners from all over the world looking to post a fast time.
In the womens race this year, Lizzie Lee from Leevale AC in Cork has just finished in 9th place overall and in third place in the W30 age category.
Lizzie's average pace was 6:02 per mile and as you can see above, most of her 5k splits were between 18:38 and 19:03.
Lizzie's previous best time was 2:46:33 which was set in Rotterdam in April of 2012. Lizzie's new personal best time of 2:38:09 now moves her from 42nd to 16th on the Irish all time list.
Other notable Irish performances in Berlin today...
13 F24 Ganiel, Gladys (IRL) W35 02:39:26 02:39:26
22 32 Frazer, Thomas (IRL) M30 Irland 02:17:45 02:17:45
34 11600 Harty, Philip (IRL) M35 West Waterford AC 02:21:58 02:21:53