Belfast Marathon 2015 - Live updates and pictures
Organisers of today’s 34th Deep RiverRock Belfast Marathon saw the fruits of months of preparation leading to what is once again the Province’s biggest mass participation sporting event.
Upwards of some 17,000 people took part in the various events comprising the 26.2mile Marathon itself starting at 9am at the City Hall, the five-person Marathon Relay, the eight-mile walk and the Fun Run.
Almost 3,000 intrepid souls entered for the full Marathon distance, which represents a slight increase on last year and is one of the highest entries in the history of the event.
The first Belfast Marathon was back in 1982 when Belfast’s Greg Hannon stormed across the finish line at Maysfield Leisure Centre for an impressive victory in 2hrs 20mins 25secs and the event has come a long way since then.
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Entries for the ever popular relay held up well, with some 1,900 teams totalling 9,500 runners taking part, a high proportion of whom were raising thousands of pounds for various charities, which including the official charity Marie Curie Cancer.
The introduction of this event back in 1989 proved an instant success and it is now included as a key element in many marathons throughout the world.