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Sittuk and Graham win National Marathon Marathon Championship 2017

Sittuk Wins Mens Title while Graham Retains Womens

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon 2017

Sunday October 29th 2017

 

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Group of Cork Athletes pictured before the start
L to R: Ronan Boland, Joe Cunningham, Michael Corbett, Alex O'Shea, Ken Devine, Michael Morgan, Alan O'Brien, Alan Lehane & Cathal O'Connell

Note: Yellow numbers are reserved, every year, for designated Elite athletes

Atheltics Ireland Report - Feidhlim Kelly

Laura Graham (Mourne Runners) and Freddy Kerron Sittuk (Raheny Shamrock) came out on top to take the National Marathon Titles at the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today (October 29).

Graham defended her title in 2:39:06, ahead of Caitriona Jennings (Letterkenny), in second with 2:42:36, and the evergreen Pauline Curley (Tullamore Harriers) in third, on 2:50:53.

It was bittersweet for Graham, as she fell a mere six seconds short of guaranteeing selection for the European Athletics Championships Marathon Cup team in Berlin next August.

And yet it was a brilliant run for the serial racer and marathon runner whose trophy cabinet continues to grow apace. She had to hold off a strong run from 2012 Olympian Caitriona Jennings, who went ahead of her twice during the race.

““It was tough,” said Graham afterwards, but she who was delighted to defend her national title. “I love it. I just enjoy it.”

Pauline Curley was equally ecstatic, and in slight shock, to have won the bronze medal – her 11th time on the podium.

In the men’s race, Freddy Sittuk was eligible to win the national title this year, and duly did so, crossing the line in 2:16:05, ahead of Gary O’Hanlon (Clonliffe Harriers), in second, in 2:18:52, with Sergiu Ciobanu (Clonliffe Harriers) in third in 2:19:05.

It was an incredible run from 43 year old O’Hanlon, who ran a personal best, having already run a pb in Berlin in September. The Louth native came through strongly in the last mile, passing his fellow club mate Stephen Scullion, who faded to an agonising fourth in 2:19:44.

Clonliffe dominated the men’s team race, with Sergiu Ciobanu gutting it out for third, having struggled early on from mile 6.

Weather conditions were ideal temperature-wise, but did have a bit of a gusting headwind – particularly into the finish at Fitzwilliam Square.

Thousands of runners donned their club vests to add great colour and energy alongside the other 20,000 competitors.

 

National Marathon Championship - Top 3 Placings

Men

1. Freddy Sittuk (Raheny Shamrock) 2:16:05

2. Gary O’Hanlon (Clonliffe Harriers A.C.)2:18:52  

3. Sergiu Ciobanu (Clonliffe Harriers A.C. 2:19:05

 

Women

1. Laura Graham (Mourne Runners )2:39:06  

2. Caitriona Jennings (Letterkenny A.C.) 2:42:36

3. Pauline Curley (Tullamore Harriers A.C) 2:50:53



Athletics Ireland Release (Monday October 30th) - Feidhlim Kelly

Graham qualifies for Europeans

Laura Graham (Mourne Runners) punched her ticket for the European Athletics Championships Marathon Cup team, in Berlin next August, by winning the National Marathon Championship Title, at the Dublin Marathon, along with the qualifying standard from the Berlin marathon in September, when she ran 2:37:05.

Graham won the National Marathon Championship in 2:39:06 yesterday (October 29) – there were spots up for grabs for the first male and female across the line, finishing in respectives times of 2:18:00 and 2:39:00, or better.


The Mourne Runnners’ athlete secured selection with her time in Berlin, and the national crown, as per the selection policy, that the first finishing eligible athlete, male and female, will be selected, once they have achieved the 2017 Dublin Marathon performance standard of 2:18:00 (men) and 2:39:00 (women), or half marathon standard (65:00/75:00), at any time during the qualification period on, at least, one occasion.

 

Selection Criteria

The first finishing eligible athlete, male and female, will be selected once they have achieved the 2017 Dublin Marathon performance standard of 2:18:00 (men) and 2:39:00 (women) or half marathon standard (65:00/75:00) at any time during the qualification period on, at least, one occasion.

Athletics Ireland Selection Policy

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Results

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Results - First 114

PosAthleteClub/CountryTime
1 Benard Rotich   02:15:52
2 Yurii Ruskyuk   02:15:55
3 Asefa Legese Bekele   02:15:58
4 Freddy Sittuk   02:16:05
5 Alemu Gemechu   02:16:21
6 Hosea Rutto   02:17:07
7 Dan Tanui   02:17:19
8 Teboga Mathiba   02:18:24
9 Ivan Babaryka   02:18:41
10 John Koech   02:18:52
11 Gary O'Hanlon   02:18:52
12 Sergiu Ciobanu   02:19:05
13 Stephen Scullion   02:19:44
14 Jacob Rotich   02:23:13
15 Mthandazo Qhina   02:25:05
16 David Mansfield   02:26:43
17 Michael McMahon   02:28:03
18 Eoin Sugrue   02:28:36
19 Peter Mooney   02:28:44
20 Nataliya Lehonkova   02:28:57
21 Alan O'Brien Eagle AC 02:29:32
22 Robert Murphy   02:30:04
23 Fergal Whitty   02:30:39
24 Tomas Fitzpatrick   02:31:37
25 John Whelan   02:33:19
26 Michael Morgan St Finbarr's AC 02:33:28
27 Matthew Edmonds   02:30:33
28 Ashu Kasim   02:34:35
29 Mark Long   02:35:27
30 Kyle Doherry   02:35:38
31 Barry Sheil   02:35:50
32 Khapihna Viktoriya   02:35:54
33 Michael Corbett St Finbarr's AC 02:35:53
34 Colin Griffin   02:36:05
35 Cathal O'Connell St Finbarr's AC 02:36:07
36 Jeremy Curran   02:36:33
37 Killian Nolan   02:37:37
38 John Weldon   02:37:43
39 Noel Carroll   02:37:56
40 Stephen Kelly   02:37:57
41 Gary Condon   02:38:09
42 lan McManus   02:38:22
43 Andrew Considine   02:38:27
44 Ciaran McGonagle   22:46:00
45 Vivian Foley Eagle AC 02:38:54
46 Stephen Connon   02:38:57
47 Laura Graham   02:39:06
48 Karl Nolan   02:39:22
49 Christopher Muldoon   02:39:32
50 Patrick Higgins   02:39:40
51 Joe Cunningham St Finbarr's AC 02:40:09
52 Peter Gaffney   02:40:22
53 Richard Gorman   02:40:35
54 Kevin Baker   02:40:40
55 Dermot Gorman   02:41:21
56 Alan Lehane St Finbarr's AC 02:41:19
57 Alan Clarke   02:41:34
58 Patrick Sharkey   02:41:40
59 Lars Ljung   02:41:46
60 Jason Miley   02:41:53
61 Ken Devine St Finbarr's AC 02:41:53
62 Denys Olefir   02:41:53
63 Colin Wendel   02:41:58
64 Maurice looby   02:41:58
65 Trevor Power   02:42:07
66 Colum Gaile   02:42:21
67 Darrel Cooper   02:42:29
68 Cathronia Jennings   02:42:36
69 Eoin Devlin   02:38:00
70 Brian Gurrin   02:47:00
71 Jasper DeTaeye   02:43:10
72 Seamus Somers   02:43:09
73 Enrico Ponta   02:43:26
74 Michael Canty   02:43:28
75 Dominick Branigan   02:43:22
76 Mick Boyle   02:43:43
77 Jason Reid   02:43:47
78 Beshadu Bekele   02:31:00
79 Eddie Garry   02:43:49
80 Kieran Lees   02:43:54
81 Stephen Conroy   02:44:08
82 Stephen Hurley   02:44:10
83 Alan Johnston   02:44:22
84 Nick Conlan   02:44:23
85 Sean Brosnan   02:44:27
86 Thomas Simmons   02:44:29
87 Brian O'Kelly   02:44:33
88 Ger Forde   02:44:35
89 Derek O'Keeffe Eagle AC 02:44:34
90 Gemma Rankin   02:44:42
91 Jerome Debire   02:44:45
92 Brian McElvanna   02:44:51
93 Ronan Loyer   02:44:55
94 Wesley O'Brien   02:45:01
95 Mohamed Wahbi St Finbarr's AC 02:45:10
96 Brian Taggart   02:45:23
97 Shaun McLaughlin   02:45:26
98 Brendan Gill   02:45:24
99 Tom Gavin   02:45:32
100 Christos Natsikas   02:45:34
101 Raymond Carolan   02:45:43
102 Michael Byrne St Catherine's AC 02:45:48
103 Aaron Meharg   02:45:57
104 Ciaran O'Donnell   02:45:55
105 Roger Pannell   02:45:55
106 Kieran Murray   02:46:19
107 Robert Reid   02:45:34
108 Flor O'Oonoghue   02:46:20
109 Sean Murphy   02:46:26
110 AIexander Wallace   02:46:11
111 Enda Johnson   02:46:34
112 Brian Lenihan   02:46:35
113 Trust Mtinsi   02:46:43
114 Robert Carey   02:46:47


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