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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.

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Con Houlihan once told me that tomorrow is now. In taking on this venture I’ve started to try and put his words into action.

I worked for Con from 2007 till his passing in 2012 taking down his copy and a whole lot more. I have a Con Houlihan section which will go in to more depth on that.

I’m a long-time contributor to the Irish Runner magazine and am also working for the Irish Examiner.

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