NI Athletes Performed Well at the Virgin Money London Marathon
30 April 2019
Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya) broke the course record with the second fastest ever time at Sunday’s Virgin Money London Marathon in a time of 2hrs 2 mins 37 secs to gain his 4th Victory.
Ethiopia's Mosinet Geremew became the second person to go under 2 hrs 3 mins when he took silver in 2:02:55. National teammate Mole Wasihun finished 3rd in a time of 02:03:16.
The Women's race was won by Kenya's Brigid Kosgei in 2:18:20 with Vivian Cheruiyot (Kenya) in 2nd place in a time of 02:20:14 and Ethiopia’s Roza Dereje came 3rd in 02:20:51.
The good weather conditions in London facilitated fast times for the runners from Northern Ireland, with Aaron Woodman (Willowfield Harriers) crossing the line in 31st place overall in a time of 2:25:56. He was followed by Gary Slevin (Foyle Valley AC) in a time of 2:28:17, Lawrence O'Hara (North Belfast Harriers) finishing in 2:31:20, Adrian Bell (Willowfield Harriers) in 2:36:04, Adrian Scullion (Knockmany Running Club) in 2:36:12, James Budde (North Down AC) in a time of 2:38:23, Gordon Graham (East Down AC) in 2:38:56, Craig Simpson (Foyle Valley) in 2:39:05, Brian McElvanna (Armagh AC) in a time of 2:39:27, David Hamilton (St Peters AC) in 2:39:42, Brian Taggart (Sperrin Harriers) in 2:42:39 and Dennis Scott (North Down AC) in a time of 2:44:13.
Ward Park Runners' Emma Davis ran 2:53:49, leading the Northern Ireland ladies across the line while Ireland's Sarah Lavery finished in 03:01:25, with Fiona McQuillan (North Down AC) recorded a time of 3:02:40. They were followed by Helen McCready (Rosses AC) in a time of 03:05:03, Tara Malone (1Zero1 Athletes) in 03:06:35, Gillian McCrory (St Peters AC) in 03:13:11, Lisa Corry (Saintfield Striders) in 3:17:25, Catherine Cauley (Scrabo Striders) in a time of 3:18:23, Amanda Perry (Ballydrain Harriers) in 03:18:51, Lisa Coyle (1Zero1 Athletes) in 03:20:57, Patricia Blair (Larne AC) in a time of 3:22:25 and Amy Bulman (Willowfield Harriers) in a time of 3:22:41.
Congratulations to all who took part in this terrific event. For the full results, please see here.
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