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Kipsang eyes history after third taste of Belfast glory

Belfast Marathon men's elite race

By Brian Hill

Published 03/05/2016

Louise James and Davitt Walsh. Photograph By Declan Roughan
Louise James and Davitt Walsh. Photograph By Declan Roughan
Louise James who ran in the Belfast marathon in memory of her son and who lost five members of her family when their car plunged off a pier with Davitt Walsh (right). who jumped in and saved her baby (PA/Declan Roughan)
Louise James and Davitt Walsh (right) took part in the marathon to rise money for Muscular Dystrophy UK. Photograph By Declan Roughan
Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Brendan Rogers takes part in the marathon with the NI Hospice Heroes Team 2 Belfast Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 02/05/2016 Winner Joel Kositany of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 2016, on Bank Holiday Monday. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Kenya's Joel Kipsang Kositany  who won the 2016 Belfast Marathon said he feels 'very happy'. This is Joel's third victory on the Belfast course which he says he loves. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Paul Faith / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon,6073 Donegal Pass Striders, Belfast, in corporation street Belfast .
PACEMAKER BELFAST 02/05/2016 Winners from L-R Dan Tanui(3rd), Joel Kositany (1st) and Eric Koech (2nd) in the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 2016, on Bank Holiday Monday. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Joel Kositany wins the marathon.
Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Dan Tanui(3rd), Joel Kositany (1st) and Eric Koech (2nd). Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Matt Mackey / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. John Crosbie takes part in the marathon.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Matt Mackey / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. takes part in the marathon.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Matt Mackey / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Dan Tanui takes part in the marathon.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Matt Mackey / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. John Crosbie takes part in the marathon.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Matt Mackey / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Jesus Luna Mincholetakes part in the marathon.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Matt Mackey / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Sean Hughes takes part in the marathon.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Matt Mackey / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. QUB Athletics Mixed takes part in the marathon.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Matt Mackey / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Mostafa Channi takes part in the marathon.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Matt Mackey / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. takes part in the marathon.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Matt Mackey / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Dan Tanui takes part in the marathon.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Matt Mackey / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland.
2 May 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. The 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon front runners make their way past the Albert Clock
2 May 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Paul Faith / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon,5954 North Down Blonde Birds Bangor, in corporation street Belfast .
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Phily Irvine and Brendan Shivers take part in the marathon.
The runners head off along Chichester Street, Belfast. Presseye
The group who rain in memory of Evan.
Team Northern Ireland Hospice celebrate after completing the 2016 Belfast marathon Team Relay. NI Hospice CEO Heather Weir along with Blake McCaughey (8) and the relay team members, Meagan Green, Oisn McConville, Nigel Taylor, Mark Glendinning, Craig Peacock, Brendan Rogers and Charlotte Searle pictured the The Hospice Shop on the Ormeau Road. Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Matt Mackey / Press Eye.
2 May 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. The runners head off along Chichester Street, Belfast.
2 May 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. The runners head off along Chichester Street, Belfast.
2 May 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. The runners head off along Chichester Street, Belfast.
2 May 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. The runners head off along Chichester Street, Belfast.
2 May 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. The runners head off along Chichester Street, Belfast.
2 May 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. The runners head off along Chichester Street, Belfast.
2 May 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. The runners head off along Chichester Street, Belfast.
2 May 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. The runners head off along Chichester Street, Belfast.
2 May 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. The runners head off along Chichester Street, Belfast.
2 May 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. The runners head off along Chichester Street, Belfast.
2 May 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. The runners head off along Chichester Street, Belfast.
2 May 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. The runners head off along Chichester Street, Belfast.
Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016. Runners and walkers pictured at Antrim Road near Belfast Castle.
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd May 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Antrim Road near Belfast castle.
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd May 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Antrim Road near Belfast castle.
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd May 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Antrim Road near Belfast castle.
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd May 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Antrim Road near Belfast castle.
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd May 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Antrim Road near Belfast castle.
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd May 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Antrim Road near Belfast castle.
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd May 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Antrim Road near Belfast castle.
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd May 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Antrim Road near Belfast castle.
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd May 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Antrim Road near Belfast castle.
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd May 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Antrim Road near Belfast castle.
Laura Graham from Kilkeel who finished second in women's race with daughter Darcy. Graham completed the London Marathon just eighth days ago.
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd May 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Antrim Road near Belfast castle.
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd May 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Antrim Road near Belfast castle.
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd May 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Antrim Road near Belfast castle.
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd May 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Antrim Road near Belfast castle.
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd May 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Antrim Road near Belfast castle.
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd May 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Antrim Road near Belfast castle.
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd May 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Antrim Road near Belfast castle.
The view from the PSNI's air support unit at the start.
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd May 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Antrim Road near Belfast castle.
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd May 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Antrim Road near Belfast castle.
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd May 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Antrim Road near Belfast castle.
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd May 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Antrim Road near Belfast castle.
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd May 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Antrim Road near Belfast castle.
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd May 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Antrim Road near Belfast castle.
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd May 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Antrim Road near Belfast castle.
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd May 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Antrim Road near Belfast castle.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Radka Churanova(3rd), Berhan Gebremichael (1st) and Laura Graham (2nd)
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Dan Tanui(3rd), Joel Kositany (1st) and Eric Koech (2nd)
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Dan Tanui(3rd), Joel Kositany (1st) and Eric Koech (2nd)
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Radka Churanova(3rd), Berhan Gebremichael (1st) and Laura Graham (2nd)
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Laura Graham with her daughter Darcy
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Radka Churanova is the third woman home in the marathon.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Laura Graham is the second woman home in the marathon.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Laura Graham is the second woman home in the marathon.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Berhan Gebremichael is the first woman home in the marathon.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Dan Tanui comes in third place in the marathon.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Joel Kositany wins the marathon.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Joel Kositany wins the marathon.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Eric Koech comes in second in the marathon.
2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. Jamie Graham takes part in the fun run.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 30/04/2016 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Runners pictured who are taking part in the marathon. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker
PACEMAKER BELFAST 30/04/2016 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Runners pictured who are taking part in the marathon. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker
PACEMAKER BELFAST 02/05/2016 Kenya's Joel Kipsang Kositany  who won this year's marathon said he "feels very happy. This is his third victory over the Belfast course which he says he loves. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
PACEMAKER BELFAST 02/05/2016 Kenya's Joel Kipsang Kositany  who won this year's marathon said he "feels very happy. This is his third victory over the Belfast course which he says he loves. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
PACEMAKER BELFAST 02/05/2016 Kenya's Joel Kipsang Kositany  who won this year's marathon said he "feels very happy. This is his third victory over the Belfast course which he says he loves. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
PACEMAKER BELFAST 02/05/2016 Kenya's Joel Kipsang Kositany  who won this year's marathon said he "feels very happy. This is his third victory over the Belfast course which he says he loves. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
PACEMAKER BELFAST 02/05/2016 Kenya's Joel Kipsang Kositany  who won this year's marathon said he "feels very happy. This is his third victory over the Belfast course which he says he loves. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
PACEMAKER BELFAST 02/05/2016 Kenya's Joel Kipsang Kositany  who won this year's marathon said he "feels very happy. This is his third victory over the Belfast course which he says he loves. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
PACEMAKER BELFAST 30/04/2016 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Runners pictured who are taking part in the marathon. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker
PACEMAKER BELFAST 30/04/2016 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Runners pictured who are taking part in the marathon. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker
PACEMAKER BELFAST 30/04/2016 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Runners pictured who are taking part in the marathon. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker
PACEMAKER BELFAST 30/04/2016 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Runners pictured who are taking part in the marathon. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker
PACEMAKER BELFAST 30/04/2016 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Runners pictured who are taking part in the marathon. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker
PACEMAKER BELFAST 30/04/2016 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Runners pictured who are taking part in the marathon. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker
PACEMAKER BELFAST 30/04/2016 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Runners pictured who are taking part in the marathon. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker
PACEMAKER BELFAST 30/04/2016 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Runners pictured who are taking part in the marathon. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Runners take part in the fun run.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Runners take part in the fun run.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Runners take part in the fun run.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Runners take part in the fun run.
2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. Presseye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Runners take part in the fun run.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Runners take part in the fun run.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Runners take part in the fun run.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 -ÊPicture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Eve Albert takes part in the fun run.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Runners take part in the fun run.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Runners take part in the fun run.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Runners take part in the fun run.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Runners take part in the fun run.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Runners take part in the fun run.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 -ÊPicture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Greg Kirkwood takes part in the fun run.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Runners take part in the fun run.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Runners take part in the fun run.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Runners take part in the fun run.
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd Mayl 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Tennents Street water station
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd Mayl 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Tennents Street water station
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd Mayl 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Tennents Street water station
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd Mayl 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Tennents Street water station
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd Mayl 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Tennents Street water station
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd Mayl 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Tennents Street water station
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd Mayl 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Tennents Street water station
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd Mayl 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Tennents Street water station
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd Mayl 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Tennents Street water station
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd Mayl 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Tennents Street water station
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd Mayl 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Tennents Street water station
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd Mayl 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Tennents Street water station
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd Mayl 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Tennents Street water station
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd Mayl 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at Tennents Street water station
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Runners take part in the fun run.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Runners take part in the fun run.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Fun Runners
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Fun Runners
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Fun Runners
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Fun Runners
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Fun Runners
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Fun Runners
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Victoria Withers and Paula McGreevey take part in the Fun Run.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Victoria Withers and Paula McGreevey take part in the Fun Run.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Victoria Withers and Paula McGreevey take part in the Fun Run.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Roisin Daly takes part in the fun run.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Fun run
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Fun run
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Fun run
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Grace Martin takes part in the fun run.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Denise Campell takes part in the fun run.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Michael King takes part in the fun run.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Ben Conway takes part in the fun run.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Scott McBride, David Lam and Jamie Wharry takes part in the fun run.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Fun run.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Scott McBride, David Lam and Jamie Wharry takes part in the fun run.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Mea Mezza and Stephen Mezza takes part in the fun run.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Jack McCombe during the fun run
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Sam McCombe at the finish line
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Mea Mezza and Stephen Mezza takes part in the fun run.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Niall McLoughlin finishes second in the fun run
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Ethan Dunn wins the fun run
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Andrew Paton / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Harvey Kane finishes third in the fun run
Those taking part in the marathon. Presseye
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd Mayl 2016 Photograph: Cameron Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at the start of this years marathon
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Paul Faith / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland.Race officals gather at corporation street for the marathon.
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Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd Mayl 2016 Photograph: Cameron Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at the start of this years marathon
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Runners take part in the marathon.
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Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd Mayl 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at the start of this years marathon
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Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd Mayl 2016 Photograph: Cameron Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at the start of this years marathon
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland. Niall Robinson and Susie Robinson take part in the marathon.
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd Mayl 2016 Photograph: Cameron Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at the start of this years marathon
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Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd Mayl 2016 Photograph: Cameron Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at the start of this years marathon
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Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd Mayl 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at the start of this years marathon
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Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd Mayl 2016 Photograph: Cameron Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at the start of this years marathon
Alan Lewis - PhotopressBelfast.co.uk 2/5/2016 Mandatory Credit - Picture by Justin Kernoghan The 35th Belfast City Marathon is taking place, with more than 17,500 runners participating.The race started at Belfast City Hall and finishes at Ormeau Park. The route takes in streets in the north, south, east and west of the city.
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Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd Mayl 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at the start of this years marathon
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Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd Mayl 2016 Photograph: Cameron Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at the start of this years marathon
Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016. Runners and walkers pictured at the start of this year's marathon. Presseye
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Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd Mayl 2016 Photograph: Cameron Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at the start of this years marathon
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland 2nd May 2015 - Picture by Paul Faith / Press Eye. 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Northern Ireland.charity runners gather at corporation street for the marathon.
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd Mayl 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at the start of this years marathon
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd Mayl 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at the start of this years marathon
2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. Runners take part in the marathon.
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Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd Mayl 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at the start of this years marathon
Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd Mayl 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at the start of this years marathon
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Press Eye - Northern Ireland -2nd Mayl 2016 Photograph: Stephen Hamilton /Presseye Deep River Rock Belfast city marathon 2016 Runners and walkers pictured at the start of this years marathon
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Joel Kipsang yesterday became only the second person to complete a hat-trick of victories in the Deep RiverRock Belfast Marathon.

Following in fellow Kenyan John Mutai's footsteps, the 29-year-old showed the opposition a clean pair of heels at the 23-mile mark - just like he did in last year's triumph - to enjoy an easy one-minute victory margin in a time of two hours, 17 minutes and 39 seconds.

His third win - after success in 2013 and 2015 - represents the fastest winning time since 2012 and is respectable considering the very strong winds.

And Kipsang, who is married and has a 15-month-old son, announced that he will be returning next year in a bid to clinch an historic fourth success.

Each of the main contenders were to the fore at the seven-mile mark, which was reached in 36 minutes. Kipsang was accompanied by fellow Kenyans Dan Tanui and Eric Koech, who are under the wing of local coach Ciaran Collins .

Zeleke Bekele of Ethiopia, late entrant Chris Ziblocki of the USA and Mustafa Channi of Morocco were also keeping up.

The fast pace continued with the halfway point passed in 68 minutes, 37 seconds. At that stage Ziblocki was a minute in arrears with Channi further behind.

At the 20-mile mark, only Kipsang, Tanui and Koech were left in contention as the much-favoured Bekele buckled under the pressure. The trio played a cat and mouse game in Corporation Street with no-one wishing to lead and take the brunt of the wind.

With three miles remaining, however, the seasoned Kipsang made a decisive break. He had the luxury of acknowledging the large crowds on the Ormeau and Ravenhill Roads before turning into the finish at Ormeau Park for a much-deserved victory.

The battle for the runner-up spot went to the wire with Koech getting the verdict in 2.18.43, only three seconds ahead of Tanui. Ziblocki was nine minutes further back in fourth, while Channi was a little frustrated by a second consecutive fifth-place in 2.27.26 with Jarleth McKenna taking sixth in 2.31.19.

Runner-up Koech was very happy with his performance, considering it was his first race outside of Kenya.

The 34-year-old, who only took up running six years ago, said he was determined to come back next year as he was at a disadvantage this time around since Kipsang knew the course well.

Both Koech and third-placed finisher Tanui - who was second in last year's Belfast Half Marathon - are part of Collins' Project Africa scheme, which is designed to assist Africans who would not normally receive invites to compete abroad.

Fourth-placed Ziblocki travelled over from England on Sunday after completing a 12-hour shift working in a hospital. The American is studying medicine at Chichester and will eventually return to the US.

In addition to the 2,800 marathon entries, there were also some 1,900 relay teams. They included teams representing the East Antrim Marathon Series, which has been organising monthly marathons since 2013. Spokesman Peter Montgomery explained that the events, which average about 100 runners each month, have raised many thousands for various charities.

Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers was competing in a relay team raising funds for NI Hospice.

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