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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Marathon

All time
# mick the man
Rio Olympian Mick Clohisey, Fionnuala Ross win national marathon titles in Belfast
Over 5,700 people were set to take to the start line in Stormont on Sunday morning.
# Disappointment
Rory McIlroy agonisingly misses out on Olympic bronze medal in marathon play-off
The Irishman was knocked out on the third hole of a dramatic shoot-out in Tokyo.
# Abuse
'I'll no longer believe I'm a bad person' - Irish marathon runner Scullion explains Olympic U-turn in powerful statement
The 32-year-old had announced that he was withdrawing from the Tokyo Games over the weekend.
# Aoife Cooke
Cork native Cooke secures Olympic qualifying standard for marathon in Tokyo
Aoife Cooke’s personal best of 2.28.30 came at the Cheshire Elite Marathon.
# Athletics
Former marathon world-record holder Kipsang handed four-year ban
The Kenyan runner has been suspended for violating anti-doping rules.
# Marathon
Eight-year-old Galway boy cycling marathon to raise money for health workers
He has raised more than €7,000 so far.
# Raising money
'It's life-giving': Meath man runs 66km charity ultra-marathon within 2km radius of home
Ian Lawton ran the distance to raise money for Ireland’s special care baby units.
# big in japan
Virus scrapped your marathon? In Japan, there's an app for that
Organisers have offered up two apps to allow participants to complete the marathons alone, tracked online.
# Covid-19
London Marathon postponed until October, three weeks before Dublin
The calendar landmark will be held back for six months.
# sport's tainted sole
'World Athletics have let us down. I feel they were weak, and it makes me sad'
Irish Olympian Fionnuala McCormack vents her frustration as the governing body allow Nike’s controversial Vaporflys to be used in Tokyo.
# packed field
Dublin Marathon to allow 2,500 extra entrants for 25,000-strong field
Successful applicants for the Marathon’s new lottery system will be informed today.
# Tokyo Ticket
Paul Pollock runs second-fastest marathon time in Irish history
2:10:25 in Valencia comfortably meets Olympic qualification time.
# Criticism
Dublin Marathon says new lottery system 'gives everyone a fair chance'
Criticism of the new system claimed that seasoned runners could miss out on participating next year.
# record time
Dublin Marathon winner who served doping ban 'slipped through the net'
Morocco’s Othmane El Goumri broke the course record with a time of 2:08:06 yesterday.
# Dublin Marathon
Moroccan Othmane El Goumri wins this year's Dublin City Marathon
This year marked the 40th edition of the annual race.
# Dublin Marathon
Major diversions in place as over 22,000 people set to take part in Dublin Marathon
Some public transport services will also be affected.
# Record Breaker
Kenya's Kosgei shatters Radcliffe world record in Chicago Marathon
Mo Farah finished 8th in the men’s race.
# Irish Eye
Seaward clocks Ireland's fastest marathon time since 2002, another record for 42-year-old Mayo-born Diver
From Berlin to Doha, Belfast man Kevin Seaward and Australia’s adopted star Sinéad Diver impressed over distance this weekend.
# Shambles
Chinese marathon official banned for directing race leader wrong way
The mishap occurred just 300 metres from the finish.
# Born to Run
The truth about barefoot running - the key to avoiding injury or a runner's fad?
Whether you’re a casual jogger or into long distance, paying attention to footwear and form could help reduce the risk of injuries.
# keep on running
Runners in Belfast City Marathon run extra 0.3 miles after course mix-up
Organisers of the race have apologised to participants.
# marathon master
Fionnuala McCormack finishes 11th with PB in Boston six months after giving birth
It was the 34-year-old’s first marathon since Rio 2016, and she just missed out on Tokyo 2020 qualification.
# adventure
'I don't think I've seen one person drink a beer in my entire time there ever'
Irish marathon runner David Flynn on life in Morocco and his obsession with making the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
# running riot
Mayo's 41-year-old marathon runner Diver breaks another world record in Japan
Sinead Diver is absolutely flying it.
# Shenzhen
Chinese marathon to use facial recognition after 258 runners caught cheating
Anything to save the legs doing those extra miles…
# shortcuts
Police traffic cameras catch runners cheating in half marathon
Anything to save the legs doing those extra miles…
# marathon coverage
On The Box! TG4 to show eight hours of live GAA action on Sunday
You can watch five matches between club clashes and the Super 11s action from Boston.
# beat the heat
Later start times at Tokyo Olympic marathon could lead to fatalities, say health experts
Health officials in Japan are calling for the race to start at 5.30am instead of 7am to avoid potential deaths due to soaring temperatures.
# Up and Running
Ethiopian duo Bekele and Dubiso the winners as 20,000 turn out for Dublin Marathon
There were also impressive finishes from Ireland’s Lizzie Lee and Mick Clohisey on Sunday.
# Diversions
Several roads closed as 20,000 people take part in Dublin Marathon
Some public transport services will also be affected.
# Comeback
'I didn't know what lymphoma was. So I said to him: 'Is it serious?''
Roscommon-man Colin Farrell was diagnosed with cancer when he was 22. Tomorrow he will attempt to run his first ever marathon in Dublin.
# tie your laces
'Don't experiment on race day' - Planning your final preparations for the Dublin Marathon
Race director Jim Aughney joins us to talk through the best prep, what to expect on the day and the best recovery techniques once the race is over.
# 32 MARATHON CHALLENGE
‘You can train for the physical side but you never expect the emotional connection’
Irish ultra-runner Alex O’Shea talks running 32 marathons in 16 days and the impact of Irish Guide Dogs.
# Results
Top 20 finishes for two Irish athletes in European Championship marathon
The Irish men took sixth place overall, while Lizzie Lee led the charge for the women’s team.
# Marathon
26 penalties later: Man United overcome Milan after marathon shoot-out in California
Franck Kessie chipped a spot-kick over the crossbar to finally hand Manchester United victory in California on Wednesday.
# RunningForJosie
After losing his mother to suicide at 11, hurler running marathon in Antarctic for suicide prevention
“Counselling was the most important intervention in my life and that’s not to be dramatic, that’s just being honest.”
# uphill climb
Over 20 years after a bad car accident, debt brought Gary O'Hanlon to the Dublin marathon podium
As a teenager, Gary O’Hanlon had a huge career ahead of him. Then an accident stripped him of the natural talent he had.
# Marathon
Nadal takes just under five hours to clinch Wimbledon semi-final spot as Raonic bows out
Rafael Nadal played out a five-set epic Juan Martin del Potro on centre court.
In Pictures: Tens of thousands turn out for Women's Mini Marathon
The race was won by Lizzie Lee from Leevale Athletics Club in Cork.
# Follow Fitness
5 tips to help you mentally during the toughest parts of the Cork marathon this weekend
Relax and enjoy it.