Dublin Marathon winner breaks new record as over 22,000 participate
An Irishman finished in third place in the event.
Kemal Husen from Ethiopa won the Dublin Marathon 2023 on Sunday, October 29, as 22,500 people took part in the huge event.
The marathon, which is in its 42nd year, is the fourth largest of its type in Europe and saw thousands take to the wet and rainy streets of the capital this morning.
Participants took off from Fitzwilliam Square on the south side of the city centre, on a route which took them all over the outskirts of the city, through Inchicore and Terenure, to eventually finish at Merrion Square.
Husen finished the race in a time of two hours six minutes and 52 seconds, a new record for the Dublin Marathon. He finished just under four minutes before second place Geofrey Kusuro from Uganda.
Stephen Scullion came third in a time of 2:11:51, becoming the first Irish person to cross the finish line. Taking to the podium, the Clonliffe Harriers man said: "That was a really good days work, I’m really happy with it. When you’ve put in the work in the training you know that when it gets tough, it’s going to be ok."
Our Top 3 Men ?
1️⃣ Kemal Husen, Ethiopia 2:06:52 [New Course Record]
2️⃣ Geofrey Kusuro, Uganda 2:10:45
— Irish Life Dublin Marathon (@dublinmarathon) October 29, 2023
Thousands take part in Dublin Marathon 2023
Sorome Negash from Ethiopia was the first woman across the line, with a time of 2:26:22, closely followed by Kenya's Joan Kipyatich at 2:27:04.
The first Irish woman and fifth woman to cross the finish line was Ann Marie McGlynn of Letterkenny AC, who finished with a time of 2:34:13.
"I had written on my hand ‘today is my day’ and I believed it all week," said McGlynn. "I knew I had a job to do regardless of who was in the race. Myself and Emmet [Dunleavy, coach] had a plan and it never changed. We done it."
Patrick Monahan took his seventh Dublin Marathon title after finishing first in the wheelchair race.
The recipient of this year's Lord Mayor's Medal was member of An Garda Síochána Rita Casey.
Rita, who trained for Sunday's marathon while battling stage four cancer and raising her three daughters, received over 40 nominations from friends and family for the award.
The Garda Blue Line put in a great showing today - a very well done all!
— Garda Info (@gardainfo) October 29, 2023
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