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Kevin Seaward is close to Rio after a stunning show at Berlin Marathon

Published 28/09/2015

Kevin Seaward
Kevin Seaward

Northern Ireland’s Kevin Seaward had the race of his life in yesterday’s Berlin Marathon where he virtually secured his Irish place for the Rio Olympics next summer with a record breaking personal best time of 2 hrs 14 mins 52 secs.

Annadale’s Paul Pollock, who also secured a PB time, will however have to race again to ensure Olympic selection. 

 Seaward’s eye catching performance for 21st place among 40,000 competitors took nearly two minutes off his previous best and elevates him to third on the NI All Time list behind  Greg Hannon and Tommy Hughes.

It almost certainly ensures that the St Malachy’s man will be among the thee names to be selected for the  Olympics as he defeated all his key Irish rivals in Berlin.

Twenty-nine-year-old Kevin, who was third in last year’s Manchester Marathon, was a key member of the Irish squad which finished seventh in last year’s European Marathon in Zurich.

He has been in superb form this year as shown by a PB of 65.08 in the Reading Half Marathon.

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