Joel Kositany joined over 16,000 people to participate in the 34th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon this morning and was first to cross the finish line in a magnificent time of 2:19:36. As such the 2012 records is yet to be broken (2:13:41) but he had a great race and beat off stiff competition from Gideon Kimosop and Tamas Janos Nagy who took 2nd and 3rd places on the podium to defend his position.
The women’s race was equally exciting as Berhan Gebrebmichael triumphed over the finish line in a time of 2:40:57 followed by Elaatiba Khadja 2:51:05 and Katalin Garami 2:55:42.
Local runner Eddie McGinley completed the event in 2.24.55 which was very close to his personal best set in 2013 at Dublin in a time of 2.24.52.
A fun day was had by all with over 40,000 spectators out to support the Relay Runners, Main Marathon and Wheelchair Race, 8 Mile Race and Fun Runners.
The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon is proud to work with sponsors such as Podium 4 Sport, Translink, Daily Mirror, ASICS, Randox Health, U105, Tayto, Athletics Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council.
Marie Curie is this year’s official charity and is Northern Ireland’s leading provider of palliative care services to people and families living with a terminal illness.
The charity provides specialist nursing care free of charge in a person’s home, local communities and at its Belfast Hospice. By fundraising for Marie Curie you will be helping to ensure these vital services can continue. Every little count…for example £20 will play for an hour of nursing time, while £180 will provide nursing cover in someone’s home overnight.
So please decide to raise money for this very worthwhile charity. For more information please contact Marie Curie on T: 0845 052 4184 or by email: [email protected]