Danny McDaid’s age record goes at Dublin Marathon

 

MarathonSean Hehir and Pauline Curley were crowned national champions at the SSE Airtricity Dublin marathon as Alemu Gemechu from Ethiopia won the overall men’s event and Ukraine’s Nataliya Lehonkova won the women’s race.

There was a record entry of over 15,000 participants in difficult wet and windy conditions.

And there was a significant Donegal presence.

Pauline Curley (Tullamore Harriers) proved that age and injury were no barrier as she won the women's national championship in 2:49:29.

The 46-year-old, who was limping four weeks ago after a recent knee operation, became the oldest Irish champion in the 143-year history of the national championships.

The previous age record was held by Danny McDaid aged 42 years and 43 days set in 1983.