Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Mum of four Laura Graham from Co.Down runs Belfast Marathon in 2:49
Back in May of 2015, mother of four Laura Graham from Newry, Co.Down ran the Belfast Marathon in a time of 3h 21m...a good time but nothing exceptional. In the Dublin Marathon in October of 2015, Laura finished in a time of 2 hours 56 minutes and 21 seconds, a huge improvement which saw her take a Bronze medal in the National Championship.
In the recent Belfast marathon at the start of May, Laura finished in second place in a time of 2h 49m 18s.
What's even more amazing is that she ran the London Marathon just eight days earlier in 2h 48m 03s! To put those times into context, the qualifying standard for women for the Olympics in Rio is 2h 45m, just three minutes faster.
All this with four young children and still only 30 years old.
It makes you wonder is there more undiscovered talent out there?