Dublin Marathon: Magic or Mediocre?
It was Marathon Monday in Dublin yesterday, and while the race brought the usual magic atmosphere to the city’s streets, the winning times were distinctly mediocre.
We look back on the race, hearing from men’s champion Eliud Too, and the Irishman who guides him, Neil Fleming. We hear from the home hero Maria McCambridge, who finished a remarkable second in the women’s race, the 39-year old running a PB of 2:34:19.
We also discuss whether the Dublin Marathon has reached a low point in terms of its international standing, and what can be done to raise the standards of Irish elites.
With attention now turning stateside for the New York Marathon this Sunday, we preview the race and give you the lowdown on who to expect to come home in front.