He just wanted to win regardless of time.
Geoffrey Ndungu repeated as Dublin Marathon champion last weekend. The Kenyan clocked two hours, 11 minutes, and 9 seconds to break the tape. However, this time was several minutes slower than the 2:08:33 course record he ran last year.
“I knew I was strong. I started pushing at 39K,” the winner said.. “I just run to win. Anytime I come to Dublin I want to win this race.”
The first Irishman to cross the line was Paul Pollock, who came across in 2:16:33.
Sein Heir was the second man from Ireland. He finished 30 seconds behind Pollock.
More than 14,000 runners took part in the race, which was held in near-perfect conditions. It was a record turnout for the annual event.
And despite the higher-than-ever popularity of the race, it was not broadcast on television because it does not have a title sponsor.
The race course routes runners through Dublin’s O’Connell Street, Parnell Square and the North Circular Road. The participants then wind through the city’s famed Phoenix Park.
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