There were just over 16,800 finishers for this years Dublin City Marathon making it the biggest ever by far. The combination of moving the marathon to the Sunday from the Bank Holiday Monday and the centenary of the 1916 Rising seems to have swelled the numbers. The number of French entries are supposed to have tripled this year which shows a huge increase in international interest. It is now the 4th largest in Europe which is pretty amazing when you consider the obvious big ones are London, Berlin and Paris.
The winner of the Irish championships was Sergiu Ciobanu from Clonmel who recorded a time of 2h 17m 39s. The big suprise in the women's race was 30 year old and mother of four Laura Graham from Co.Down. She won in a time of 2h 41m 53s and has only been running for just a few years.
Results.......You can search the full results HERE
Photos...(Updated 7am Wed 2nd Nov)
1) RTE have some photos HERE
2) Susan Parker Laste has a gallery HERE
3) The organisers have a gallery on Facebook HERE
4) Tri Talking Sport has a gallery HERE
5) Kieran Carlin has three galleries of the start... #1 , #2 , #3 and about 1000 HERE
6) The Irish Times has a gallery HERE
7) As always, Peter Mooney has a nice gallery HERE
8) Lindie Naughton has a small gallery HERE
9) Stephen McGuinness has a gallery HERE
10) Cezary Zarebksi has a small gallery HERE
11) Anthony Foley has a gallery HERE
12) John Coleman has a gallery HERE
13) Paul Condon has a gallery HERE
14) Asics have individual video clips HERE . Just put in your name or bib number.
Up to 19,500 runners take part in the Dublin Marathon pic.twitter.com/h5bgyZpC7R— RTÉ News (@rtenews) October 30, 2016
Video from the organisers...