Stephen Scullion was simply superb in this morning’s London Marathon. This year’s race being a London marathon like no other taking place in a ‘bubble’ on a 1.3 mile loop through St. James’ Park. Scullion ran the second fastest Irish marathon of all time 2.09.47, a two minute PB and Clonliffe Harriers club record and cements his Olympic qualifying berth for Tokyo.
In placing an excellent 11th Scullion ran the following splits: 10 K – 30.13, half marathon 64.12, 20 K – 67.47, 30 K – 1.31.53, 26.2- 2.09.47. 2nd only to John Treacy’s Irish record of 2.09.15 from Boston in 1988. With the record very much in his sights post race he twitted: “Lions still hunt in the rain. Some day I’ll get nice weather for a marathon. Until next time. 2.09.49? ”
Today’s elite only London Marathon was won by Shura Kitata 2.05.41 with pre race favourite Eliud Kipchoge 8th.