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Lee: “I’m blown out of the park by that performance.”

Lizzie Lee went to 5th on the Irish women’s marathon all-time list with a stunning 2:32:51 at the Berlin marathon. The time also smashed the Olympic qualifying standard of 2:42:00 and should surely book her seat on the plane to Rio.

Lee (Leevale) has been in excellent form since becoming a mother and 2015 has seen her rewrite her personal bests on the road over 5 miles, 10km, half marathon and now the marathon. The Cork woman, coached by Donie Walsh, set her previous marathon best of 2:38:09 in Berlin in 2013. The pancake course and perfect conditions saw her move into new territory. Watch the full video interview below

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Cathal Dennehy

Cathal Dennehy

Cathal Dennehy is a freelance journalist, a once-serious, now-retired athlete who writes for a number of international publications in the running industry. He has won two sports-writing awards, the Peter Ball Memorial Award in Ireland and the Wills Writing Award in the UK. Nationally, he previously worked for the Sunday Tribune, Irish Runner magazine and has written for the Sunday Independent, Irish Independent, the Guardian and The Independent in Britain. He is a regular contributor to Running Times, Runner's World, RunBlogRun and the IAAF website.
His banter levels are often poor, occasionally exceptional.

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