McMonagle third in Derry Marathon


Ciaran McMonagle from Rosses AC was third in yesterday’s SSE Airtricity Walled Marathon in Derry yesterday.

In sweltering conditions, McMonagle was the first Irishman home in a time of 2 hours, 41 minutes and 24 seconds.

The race was won by Kenyan athlete, Eric Keoch in 2:23:47 who matched strides with Project Africa runner, San Tanui, for the most part before getting up to break the tape after a sprint finish - his official winning margin was 0.3 second.

2008 Olympian and 2015 winner, Pauline Curley from Tullamore was first woman home in a new course record of 2:47:23 - she clipped six seconds off her time from last year.

Hannah Oldroyd (Saltaire Striders) was second in 2:56:19, with Lifford-Strabane AC’s Claire McGuigan’s third in 3:07:16.

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