SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon
Published on October 30,2016
Dereje Debele Tulu of Ethiopia and Nambibian runner, Helalia Johannes claimed the honours in today’s 37th SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon. 19,500 runners lined up for the first time on a Sunday in Fitzwilliam square to complete what has now become the fourth largest marathon in Europe.
Taking the lead from the three mile mark, Tulu built his advantage to solo to the finish line in a time of 2:12:18 comfortably ahead of fellow Ethiopians, Dereje Urgecha Beyecha (2:14:38) and Asafa Legese Bekele (2:15:01).
In the women’s race, a small pack worked together until a breakaway near to the finish line. It was a close contest between Ehite Bizuayehu of Ethiopia and Johannes who took the victory by two seconds in a time of 2:32:32. Viola Jelagat of Kenya took third in 2:35:03.
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