Record breaking run by Stephen Scullion in Dublin (updated)

Stephen Scullion had the run of his life on the streets of Dublin in this morning’s KBC Dublin City Marathon. With a superbly judged race he placed 2nd overall behind El Gouma (MOR), just back after serving a 2 year ban, in 2.12.01 to win the national title. This time was a new Clonliffe Harriers record bettering Jerry Kiernan’s 35 year old record from the LA Olympics in 1984 and was also a new Northern Ireland record. It was a day described by Stephen as “the best day of my life!”.

Unbelievable runs also today by Gary O’Hanlon who until recent weeks was a doubtful starter, a new PB of 2.16.29 and London Olympian Mark Kennelly 2.16.33, Sergiu Ciobanu ran 2.17.17 as Clonliffe retained the national team title.

Killian Lonergan also had a great day running a PB of 2.37.02. A fine run also by pacer Declan Power who recorded 2.38.56 and a 4 minute PB for Shane Caffrey of 2.53.54.

Others: Matt McGuinness 2.56.13, David Mullen 2.57.31, Wayne Walker 2.57.19, Mick Gleeson 3.04.10, Shane Casey 3.04.42, Dermot Faughnan 3.05.44, Noel O’Dwyer 3.12.10, Mick McMahon 3.12.28, Rachel Eustace 3.13.08, Alan Curley 3.13.32, David Freeman 3.17.22, Michael Devine 3.18.39, Paul Walsh 3.27.47, Ollie Power 3.27.54, Mary Ketterer 3.28.49, Adrien Gerard 3.31.50, Marie Howard 3.33.11, Scott Crowley 3.33.25, Shane Rooney 3.35.15, Alan Townsend 3.36.03, Paul O’Loughlin 3.37.56, Alan Monnelly 3.38.32, Emma Harding 3.40.23, Kevin Hetternan 3.40.49, Clodagh Moriarty 3.43.02, Aideen O’Connor 3.44.35, Mark Bermingham 3.46.33, Joe Phipps 3.47.07, Stephen Bateson 3.48. Thomas Ennis 3.50.33, Dave Comiskey 3.53.23, Declan Murray 3.53.56, Declan Grant 3 55.53, Melissa Curran 3.59.20, Anthony Doran 4.01.14, Alan Hughes 4.01.41, Sean Grimes 4.02.49, Alison O’Sullivan 4.02.53, Imelda Kavanagh 4.07.25, Colm Leonard 4.07.25, Anthony O’Brien 4.07.58, Pat Devitt 4.27.25, Caroline Hynes 4 53.32, Dave Lyons 5.12.44. Not forgetting the man who today completed his 40th Dublin Marathon Frank Behan, who broke 7 hours.