Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Three Irish women run 2:38 in the 2022 Berlin Marathon

Friday, September 30, 2022

Three Irish women run 2:38 in the 2022 Berlin Marathon

While much of the media attention was focused on Eliud Kipchoge breaking the marathon record in Berlin last Sunday, there were some fine Irish performances as well.

The one that really stood out for me was the three Irish women that finished in 2h 38. This would have been an Olympic qualifying time not so many years ago.

Place Name Number AC Club Finish
29 Nic Dhomhnaill, Ide (IRL) F54 W35 West Limerick 02:38:11 
30 Lynch, Grace (IRL) F48 WH IVERAGH A.C. 02:38:18 
31 Nic Dhomhnaill, Sorcha (IRL) F46 W35 Donore Harriers 02:38:19

Twins sisters Íde & Sorcha Nic Dhomhnaill

As can be seen from the results above, Íde, Grace and Sorcha were the 29th, 30th & 31st women home and all finished within eight seconds of each other.

Grace Lynch finished the 2021 edition of the Berlin Marathon in 2:40:26 so she improved on her marathon time by just over two minutes.

To put those times in perspective, they are the 2nd, 3rd & 4th fastest times for Irish women in the marathon in 2022 and only Fionnuala McCormack has run faster this year (2:29:25).

The three results are also the 28th, 30th & 31st on the all-time Irish marathon list.

Grace Lynch

To close off the post, it would be remiss of me not to mention one other fine performance.

Niamh Clifford from Killorglin in Kerry ran a time of 2:47:36 and was the 53rd woman home. Niamh's chip time was 2:45:54.

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