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Mark Kenneally 57th in Olympic Marathon

Mark Kenneally has just finished the Olympic Marathon. After an exceptionally hard race for all the athletes on the streets of London in rising temperatures the Clonliffe man was 57th in 2.21.13. After the race Mark said he was very disappointed with his run: “I felt good for the first 16 or 17 miles and then I just blew up, for whatever reason, “ Kenneally said. “The last seven or eight miles were a struggle to get home. I’ll sit down and review what went wrong and try to put it right for the next time. It’s disappointing because you want to get your best one out in the Olympics With two kilometres to go, I was really dizzy and thought that I was going to have to stop. At that point it was just damage limitation and trying to get to the finish. I was trying to run inside my personal best (2:13.55) and I’m in much better shape when I was when I ran that time. It’s not obvious to me right now what went wrong today. I got all my drinks and I did not go out too fast. I’ll think about it and try to move forward from the disappointment. It’s great to have the Olympic experience and everything but I want to perform on this stage. Hopefully, in four years time I can still be around and make this right.” (Taken from www.athleticsireland.ie)

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