A new Dublin Marathon record was set by 20-year-old Kemal Husan of Ethiopia after he completed the 42.2-kilometer race in an astounding 2:06:52 on Sunday, October 29.
Husan, running only his second-ever marathon, clinched the title as well as the top prize of €12,000 after shattering the previous record of 2:08:06 which was setby Morocco's Othmane El Goumri back in 2019.
Husan was followed by Uganda's Geofrey Kusuro, who finished with a time of 2:10:45, and Ireland's Stephen Scullion, who finished with a time of 2:11:51.
Our Top 3 Men 👑
1️⃣ Kemal Husen, Ethiopia 2:06:52 [New Course Record]
2️⃣ Geofrey Kusuro, Uganda 2:10:45October 29, 2023
Amente Sorome Negash of Ethiopia claimed the Dublin Marathon's top women's spot with a time of 2:26:22, followed by Kenya's Joan Kipyatich (2:27:04), and Ethiopia's Genet Abdurkadir (2:27:49).
Our Top 3 Women 👑
1️⃣ Amente Sorome Negash, Ethiopia 2:26:22
2️⃣ Joan Kipyatich, Kenya 2:27:04October 29, 2023
Stephen Scullion and Ann Marie McGlynn, the top Irish finishers, each won the 2023 National Marathon Championship titles, which took place in conjunction with the Irish Life Dublin Marathon.
Scullion, the third overall male runner with a time of 2:11:51, told Athletics Ireland: “I raced a 70-minute half marathon five or six weeks ago but we knew there was more there, but you never know and I just needed to believe in myself.”
McGlynn, who finished with a time of 2:34:13, said: “I manifested this from a year today. I knew this was my year and I just had to believe it. I trained and got injured but stuck at it.
"I tried not to get excited out there, but when the live stream cameras came on me I got a bit anxious. They went away then and I settled, and the second time they (live stream camera) came to me I was able to really embrace it.
"I’m so delighted, third time lucky.”
What it means🤩October 29, 2023
Patrick Monahan of Co Kildare emerged as the wheelchair winner of the Dublin Marathon with a time of 1:41:03, his seventh time claiming the title.
The 2023 Irish Life Dublin Marathon, the largest in Ireland and the fourth-largest in Europe, kicked off from Fitzwilliam Square Upper at 8:45 am on Sunday morning.
This year's race, which saw 22,500 people register, has come a long way from its first interaction back in 1980 which had 1,420 finishers from an entry of 2,100.
According to RTÉ, 11 people who have participated in every Dublin marathon were registered for this year's race: Wicklow's Mary Hickey Nolan, the only woman to have completed every Dublin marathon; Galway's Peadar Nugent; Donegal's Donal Ward; Limerick's Seamus Cawley; Meath's Seamus Dunne; and Dubliner's Dominic Gallagher, Martin Kelly, Donal de Buitléir, Mick Carolan, Patrick Gowen, and Mick Carolan.
Hickey finished the race with a time of 5:03:46.
While the event was marked with a considerable amount of rain, spirits weren’t dampened as runners were cheered on by enthusiastic supporters throughout the route.
Despite the rain, our incredible supporters still lined the streets of Dublin to show the #PowerOfSupport!October 29, 2023
Entries for the 2024 Irish Life Dublin Marathon will be open to this year’s participants from today, October 30, while entries for the general public will open via a lottery system on Thursday, November 2.