29/10/2012

Ndungu Wins Dublin Marathon

Kenya's Geofrey Ndungu has won the Dublin marathon today in a time of two hours 11 minutes.

14,300 people registered for the event, which kicked off at 9am this morning.

Ndungo also won last year's race.

The first woman to make it to the finish line was Magdalene Muzunzi, also from Kenya, in two hours and 30 minutes.

The first Irish athlete to finish was Paul Pollock from Belfast. He finished in ninth place overall with a finishing time of two hours and 16 minutes.

The first Irish woman to finish was Maria McCambridge in two hours 35 minutes.

(CD/IT)

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