Victory for Kenyan Gideon Kipsang at Belfast City Half Marathon
24 September 2018
On Sunday 23rd September at 9am the largest Half Marathon in Northern Ireland took place from Ormeau Embankment. Entering its 6th year the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon celebrated its biggest year yet, with over 4,000 participants taking part in 2018.
More celebrations to be had with Kenyan Gideon Kipsang Kimosop, defending his title and winning the 6th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon in a time of 1.07.45. Followed by local Acorns AC athlete, Vincent McKenna achieving a time of 1.11.09. In 3rd place, Karol Duggan, Donegall Cross Country Champion, with a finish time of 1.11.11.
For the ladies, local Beechmount Harriers athlete Geri Short won in a time of 1.26.33. This is Geri’s first time winning the Belfast City Half Marathon, having come 3rd at the Omagh Half Marathon this year. Paula Worthington, arrived in second place in 1.27.11 for her first ever Half Marathon. In third place, Colette McCourt who also came 3rd in the Newry Half Marathon this year.
Jim Corbett, Paul Hannon and Karol Doherty shared the winning prize for the Wheelchair race (winning time of 1.07.30).
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The 2018 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon is sponsored by Athletics Northern Ireland, Daily Mirror, Belfast City Council, Translink, Daily Mirror, ASICS, Intersport, Centra, Belfast Live and U105. Sampling partners are Musgrave Retailers, Deep RiverRock, Linwoods, Tayto and White Oats.
Mencap Northern Ireland is the official charity partner of the 2018 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon and they urge you to #MoveIt4Mencap. 41,700 people in Northern Ireland are living with a learning disability. Mencap are the voice for people with learning disabilities, by challenging yourself in this year’s Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon you will help Mencap support even more people with a learning disability through their education, employment and family life programmes. The money you raise will help Mencap provide its live changing services to local people all across Northern Ireland. To find out more information about Mencap services in Northern Ireland; and about the people with whom we work please visit www.mencap.org.uk/ni