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Tokyo Olympics - Athletics Day 10

Sunday 08 August 2021, 00:00 - 02:30

Location DistanceTypeChampionshipPermitMeasured
Tokyo, Japan T&F/Sports No Yes N/A

Tokyo Olympics - Athletics Day 10

Sunday August 8th 2021


TV Coverage

RTE 2, BBC 1 from 10pm, and on Eurosport 1 & 2


Date and Time: Sun 8 Aug

Venues: Sapporo Odori Park


Men's Marathon Final

11pm Irish Time (Marathon): Stephen Scullion, Paul Pollock, Kevin Seaward

stephen scullion photo morgan treacy inpho paul pollock a kevin seaward bbc
Stephen Scullion Paul Pollock Kein Seaward


Men's Marathon Venue Ceremony

*The victory ceremony of Men's Marathon will take place at the Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony.


Start TimeLocationEvent
Session 20  23:00 (-1) - 1:45
23:00 (-1) Sapporo Odori Park

Athletics Ireland Preview

Tokyo 2020 August 7th Preview - Men’s Marathon - 11pm Irish Time

Three of the top five fastest ever Irish marathoners are set to take on the Marathon challenge at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Stephen Scullion (Clonliffe Harriers AC) is likely to lead the Irish challenge will be looking to channel the energy that saw him claim the stunning person best of 2:09:49 in Oct 2020 into this evening’s race

Scullion initially achieved the qualification standard when he finished fifth in the Houston Marathon, before sealing his position when he knocked two minutes off his PB with the 2:09:49 performance at last year’s London Marathon, just 34 seconds shy of Olympic Silver Medallist John Treacy’s 2:09.15 set in Boston in 1988

Scullion will be joined on the start line by Paul Pollock who ranks fourth on the Irish all-time list after his Northern Ireland record at the Valencia Marathon in 2019, his last race over the distance

It knocked over five minutes off his PB and also qualified him for Tokyo where he’ll be looking to better his 32nd place finish from Rio in 2016

Kevin Seaward is the final of the marathon trio in action and will be hoping to challenge his 2:10:09 PB which he achieved in Seville back in February 2020 which was the second fastest marathon by an Irishman at a time

The St Malachy’s AC athlete was 64th in 2:20 on his Olympic debut in Rio, and these tough conditions are unlikely to halt Seaward’s bid to better that finish

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