Over 20K People Take Part In D...


Over 20K People Take Part In Dublin Life Marathon

Heather Lawrie
Heather Lawrie

01:57 30 Oct 2023

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More than twenty thousand five hundred people from around the world took part in the Dublin Life Marathon this weekend.

Thousands of spectators also braved the heavy rain to show their support along the route.

The race started in Fitzwilliam Square in Dublin's city centre. Runners then went through the Phoenix Park, into Inchicore, through Terenure and up to Merrion Square.


A new record was set for the course. Ethiopian native Kemul Husen finished the race in two hours, six minutes, and 52 seconds. The twenty year old took part in the marathon last year for the first time.

He was followed by Geofrey Kusuro from Uganda and Stephen Scullion from Ireland. Stephen also walked away with the race's national title.

In the women's category, an Ethiopian athlete also won the top prize.

Sorome Negash crossed the finish line in an impressive two hours, twenty-six minutes, and 22 seconds.

Fellow Ethiopian Genet Abdurkadir took home third place while Joan Kipyatich of Kenya finished second.

Ann Marie McGlynn of Letterkenny won the national women's title as the first Irish woman across the line!

The Dublin Life Marathon has been a major city event for the last 42 years.

Congrats to all who took part!




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