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Saturday 21 October 2017

Maria going for hat-trick

Roads

Maria McCambridge of DSD and Clonliffe's Sergiu Ciobanu lead the entry for Sunday's Ballycotton '10'

McCambridge smashed the Ballycotton course record when she won in 2012 with a time of 54 mins 48 secs. She then ran 55.01 for a second victory a year later.

This year she comes into the race as newly crowned national cross-country champion.

Ciobanu is going for a fifth consecutive victory, something no athlete has ever achieved, although Noel Berkeley did win the race six times in seven years. A record 5,000-plus will run the race.

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