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63 Min Half-Marathon for Ryan Creech - August 2021

Ryan Creech Runs 63:26 for 6th Place in Antrim Coast Half-Marathon

Larne, Antrim

Sunday August 29th 2021

 

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Ryan Creech, Leevale AC ran a fabulous 63:26 in yesterday's Antrim Coast Half-Marathon, in Larne, Co. Antrim, coming 6th overall in the presitigious World Athletics Gold Label Elite Race. Subject to confirmation, this makes Ryan the second fastest Cork Half-Marathoner to date, behind Mark Carroll, with 63:11, in New York in October 2002, though Mark also has a 62:36, from the Great North Run, in September 2005, but that course doesn't count for World Bests, as it was a point-to-point race, and with an overall fall exceeding permissable limits.

On Saturday, Ryan posted this on his social media account: "It's been 6 years, 5 soul sucking heart breaking surgeries later, and finally have the green back. I wouldn't of got back here if it wasn't for the constant emotional & financial support of ChloĆ©, family, friends and the wizard Donie. Let's hope the legs wake up for tomorrow"  Yes...your legs woke up in a big way Ryan.

 

Ryan's splits look to be pretty consistent, around 15 mins per 5km

 

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Results of Elite Race

 

The race was won by Jemel Yimer, Ethiopia, in just over the hour, in 1:00:30.  Compatriot Yalemzerf Yehualaw, in 9th place, set a new World Best of 63:44, becoming the first woman to run a Half-Marathon under 64 minutes



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Ryan Creech - World Athletics Profile

 

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Yalemzerf Yehualaw, Ethiopia, setting a Word Best for the Half-Marathon

 

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Presentation to Yalemzerf Yehualaw, Ethiopia 

 

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Fergus Meade, East Cork AC, Leads the Pack

The Mass Race Reults appear to be searchable only by athlete name, so hard to figure out who ran if you don't know who ran <grin/sigh>. However..... Fergus Meade, East Cork AC, was spotted in one of the photos, leading one of the pack.  Fergus ran 01:17:14, with a half-way split of 37:15

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