Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Photo finish to 5k race in Dublin last weekend...

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Photo finish to 5k race in Dublin last weekend...

The Castleknock 5km road race was held last weekend in Dublin and attracted a field of 556 runners. While only two seconds separated the first two men, the women's race was even closer with fractions of a second separating the first two.

The photo above shows Catherina McKiernan #744 with Caroline Crowley #741 in the final straight. Catherina McKiernan is of course a former Irish international athlete who has won four individual Silver World Cross Country Championship medals and hold the Irish Marathon record. Caroline Crowley was part of the Irish women's team that won Bronze at the European Cross Country Championships in France in December of 2015.

As you can see below, it was almost impossible to separate the two at the finish line and the chip timing equipment recorded a difference of 0.001 seconds!

5 Caroline CROWLEY    00:17:33    00:17:33    741    F (1)    FS (1)
6 Catherina MCKIERNAN    00:17:33    00:17:33    744    F (2)    F40 (1)

Results on MyRunResults website.

Photo Credit: MyRunResults

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think Catherina is her coach too