Sunday 23 November 2014

Dublin city marathon

Warming up: A runner performs stretches ahead of the Dublin marathon. (Photo:Doug O'Connor)
Gerry Ford from Cork gears himself up for the race. (Photo: Doug O'Connor)
Pat Sheridan from Navan puts on his runners amongst all the discarded clothes at the start line. (Photo:Doug O'Connor)
Noel Collier prepares to compete on his tri-cycle. (Photo: DOug O'Connor)
On your marks...competitors line up at the start line for the Dublin marathon. (Photo: Doug O'Connor)
A group of runners from France dressed up to join around 12,000 runners who competed in the Dublin marathon. (Photo: Doug O'Connor)
The French weren't the only ones to dress up. Many participants came dressed as popular character including Fred Flintstone. (Photo: Colin O'Riordan)
For those competing, there was plenty of support to be had from cheering friends and family including five-year-old Leah Kelly. (Photo: Colin O'Riordan)
Runners keep cool during the race. (Photo: Colin O'Riordan)
Runners make their way around the 26-mile course. (Photo: Colin O'Riordan)
Aiden McHugh, Colm Mayoch, Alex Kairui, Pat Moolick, and James McNeill ran for the Hospice in Kildare. (Photo:Doug O'Connor)
Many wore shorts and t-shirts despite the cooler weather. (Photo: Colin O'Riordan)
In contrast to previous races, over 50 percent of the field was Irish and a third of all competitors were women. (Photo: Colin O'Riordan)
Hats off to this competitor who not only came in costume but also with his face painted white and red for the occasion. (Photo: Colin O'Riordan)
Not to be outdone, this runner managed to finish the race in his kilt and hat. (Photo: Colin O'Riordan)
Ukraine's Andriy Naumov crosses the finish line first in yesterday's Dublin marathon.
For many runners, simply finishing the race and crossing the line was enough of a reward. (Photo: Doug O'Connor)
American Lynn Stanford (left) and Kerry native Ellen Vitting pictured at the end of the race. (Doug O'Connor)
Drogheda natives Clara McGovern and Pamela Howard were among the many women competing in the race. (Photo: Doug O'Connor)
The Flynn Family from Rush: Angela, Donal, Dearbhla, Barry and Eimear. (Photo: Doug O'Connor)