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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Marathon

All time
# running for life
'It's an amazing outlet, the release it gives you. Throw on your runners, it's so easy'
First marathon to Olympic marathon in a year, triathlons and rowing – Caitriona Jennings shares her story.
# Fatal
Man in his 50s dies after collapsing at Belfast marathon
It’s understood that the man collapsed early on in the run.
Column: 'I have to teach myself to smile (I didn't realise it was so easy to lose a smile)'
53-year-old Bandon native Fiach Lynch has MS and is running the Cork City Marathon in June.
# Lucky Dip
Pick a Christmas present and we’ll give you something to watch on Netflix
# Simply having
Love Actually, the Back to the Future trilogy and Miracle on 34th Street are all on Netflix this Christmas
Here’s the full list.
# Organ Donation
'I looked death in the eyes and didn't like what I saw so I came back': Double lung transplant patient running the New York marathon
In September, he was diagnosed IPF (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis) a rare and incurable lung condition.
# expert view
Before, during and after! 5 key nutrition tips to consider for the marathon
Dr Crionna Tobin shares her expertise with The42 ahead of Sunday’s Dublin City Marathon.
# Lost
WATCH: An important lesson about learning the route ahead of the Dublin City Marathon
An unheralded Italian runner won after the race leaders took a wrong turn.
# London 2017
'It was incredible going through certain parts of the course - there was Irish from all over'
Mick Clohisey finished in 22nd place in today’s men’s marathon in London, with Clare runner Sean Hehir finishing in 63rd place.
# uv rays
'I thought a mark on my face was acne, but it was skin cancer'
Orla Fallon was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma at the start of her Leaving Cert year.
# Chris Macko
American wins 11th Cork City Marathon
Twenty four different countries and 47 nationalities were represented.
A Boston Marathon spectator held a sign with the Super Bowl score before the Patriots' big comeback to motivate runners
How do you like them apples?
# Louise McSharry
'When you have a certain body type it's easy to feel exercise isn't for you - and that's a problem'
2FM radio presenter Louise McSharry told us why she decided to become an ambassador for the Dublin Rock n’Roll Marathon.
Father vows to run marathon while pushing daughter in wheelchair
Keith Russell was blown away by the support his family received and now wants to raise money for a respite centre in Meath.
# problems
''I'm running a marathon tomorrow,' I said to him as I dusted off my nose'
In an extract from his book Running Man, ultramarathon runner Charlie Engle looks back on his excess-fuelled younger days.
# Just Do It
The two-hour 'moonshot marathon' - a physical feat long thought impossible - could finally happen in 2017
Can the two-hour mark be beat?
26.2 miles later: 'You started something, played the long game and you finished it. Job done.'
“And after 4 hours, 14 minutes, and 18 seconds, I’m a finisher” – Sarah Geraghty reflects on the relief, disbelief and quiet pride of taking on the Dublin City Marathon.
# dublinmarathon
This has to be the best sign spotted at the Dublin marathon
# Sacre Bleu
Some legend is running the Dublin Marathon dressed as the Eiffel Tower
Because running a marathon isn’t hard enough, eh?
# rookie errors
Paramedics, full-body cramps and regrets: Don't make a mess of your first marathon like I did
Common pitfalls of novice runners are well known but still catch many out every year.
'I've been imagining my dad at the finish line, ready to swaddle me in a tricolour'
Before telling everyone, you need to be very honest with yourself about why you’re doing a marathon, writes Sarah Geraghty ahead of Sunday’s 26.2 mile run across Dublin city.
# Marathon
Dundalk face further fixture headache after letting two-goal lead slip in FAI Cup semi
The extra game is the last thing Stephen Kenny would have wanted with his side now still competing on three fronts.
# Rio 2016
'We rocked it today'': Ireland's marathoners proud of their Olympic moments
Fionnuala McCormack crossed the line in 20th position.
# Rio 2016
Ireland's Fionnuala McCormack finishes in 20th place in Olympic marathon
A PB run from the Wicklow woman.
# Day 9
Olympic Breakfast: Harrington chasing a medal and Conlan steps on the canvas
This isn’t no ordinary Sunday of sport.
# Gobi
A stray dog followed a runner for half a desert marathon, and now she's getting adopted
No YOU’RE crying.
# Feature
At 38, 4 years after her first competitive marathon, Breege Connolly is set for the Olympics
The Leitrim native chats to The42 about being a late bloomer when it comes to running.
# The Jerries
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Breege Connolly
Leitrim runner set to make her Olympic debut at the age of 38.
# The Jerries
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Mick Clohisey
Our athlete-by-athlete look at Ireland’s Olympic team continues with the Dublin-born marathon runner.
# The Jerries
Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Lizzie Lee
Bishopstown’s Lizzie Lee is set to make her Olympic debut at the age of 36.
# Marathon
Marathon running: how to scale 'the wall' and reach that finish line
Every marathon runner faces the wall at some stage, but it’s how they deal with it that matters.
# road runner
London calling - Kenyan athlete records second-fastest marathon time in history
Eliud Kipchoge won the men’s event in a startling 2.03.05.
# Tape measure
When is a marathon not a marathon? When it's 380m short
24,000 runners who think they’ve run a marathon in Manchester are in for a bit of a shock.
# running strong
Pics: Boston bombing survivor completes marathon with prosthetic blade
Patrick Downes completed the course in five hours, 56 minutes and 46 seconds.
# tributes
British man dies after collapsing before finishing line of half marathon in Malta
His wife, who was also running the race, said her husband’s last words were “next year, eh”.
# gianclaudio marengo
Missing Italian marathoner found on New York subway in his running clothes
He slept on the streets for a number of nights.
# Marathon
Records tumble as Royals outlast Mets to take World Series lead
It took 14 innings to separate the two sides.
# Guardian Ángel
Hero saves woman's life during Dublin Marathon (and still manages to finish the race)
The woman’s heart stopped beating during the annual run.
# Second Wind
Man joins Kenyan marathon for the final km, finishes second, is arrested
In hindsight, this wasn’t a good idea.
# Let's do this
There will be a lot of roads closed for the Dublin marathon today
Some 15,000 runners are taking part.