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Eric Koech wins the 37th annual Belfast City Marathon. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Eric Koech wins the 37th annual Belfast City Marathon. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

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Kilkeel's Laura Graham (right) finishes second to Caroline Jepchirchir in the ladies  37th annual Belfast City Marathon , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 Kilkeel's Laura Graham (right) finishes second to Caroline Jepchirchir in the ladies 37th annual Belfast City Marathon , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 
Kilkeel's Laura Graham (right) finishes second to Caroline Jepchirchir in the ladies  37th annual Belfast City Marathon , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 Kilkeel's Laura Graham (right) finishes second to Caroline Jepchirchir in the ladies 37th annual Belfast City Marathon , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 
Kilkeel's Laura Graham (right) finishes second to Caroline Jepchirchir in the ladies  37th annual Belfast City Marathon , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 Kilkeel's Laura Graham (right) finishes second to Caroline Jepchirchir in the ladies 37th annual Belfast City Marathon , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

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Runners at the Finish line at the  River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 Runners at the Finish line at the River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 
Runners at the Finish line at the  River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 Runners at the Finish line at the River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 
Runners at the Finish line at the  River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 Runners at the Finish line at the River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 
Competitors in  37th annual Belfast City Marathon , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 Competitors in 37th annual Belfast City Marathon , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 
Kilkeel's Laura Graham comes second in the ladies 37th annual Belfast City Marathon , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 Kilkeel's Laura Graham comes second in the ladies 37th annual Belfast City Marathon , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 
Kilkeel's Laura Graham comes second in the ladies 37th annual Belfast City Marathon , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 Kilkeel's Laura Graham comes second in the ladies 37th annual Belfast City Marathon , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 
Kilkeel's Laura Graham comes second in the ladies 37th annual Belfast City Marathon , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 Kilkeel's Laura Graham comes second in the ladies 37th annual Belfast City Marathon , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 
Kilkeel's Laura Graham comes second in the ladies 37th annual Belfast City Marathon , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 Kilkeel's Laura Graham comes second in the ladies 37th annual Belfast City Marathon , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 
Eric Koech wins  the 37th annual Belfast City Marathon , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 Eric Koech wins the 37th annual Belfast City Marathon , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 
Eric Koech wins  the 37th annual Belfast City Marathon , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 Eric Koech wins the 37th annual Belfast City Marathon , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Eric Koech wins the 37th annual Belfast City Marathon. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

A former Lord Mayor of Belfast has called on the council to do “everything possible” to ensure the Belfast Marathon continues.

The organisers behind the marathon, which has been operating since 1982, have said the future of the event is in jeopardy as new legislation will mean organisers will have to pay for policing.

The PSNI has said the reality of financial pressures facing the organisation means it must direct resources to priority areas- such as drug dealing, burglary, anti-social behaviour, road safety and cyber crime.

Alderman Jim Rodgers, a former Lord Mayor of the city, called on Belfast City Council to do everything possible to make sure the event continues.

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UUP Alderman Jim Rodgers

UUP Alderman Jim Rodgers

UUP Alderman Jim Rodgers
 

“The Belfast Marathon is such an important occasion which brings thousands of participants into the capital city along with a large number of spectators, including visitors from many countries,” the UUP alderman said.

“It would be a massive loss to the city if it were to cease.

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Runners pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Runners pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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Eric Koech, Dan Tanui, and Joel Kositany pictured at the marathon. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Eric Koech, Dan Tanui, and Joel Kositany pictured at the marathon. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

Competitors in  37th annual Belfast City Marathon , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Competitors in 37th annual Belfast City Marathon , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Caroline Jepchirchir, Laura Graham, and Christina Bogomiakova pictured at the marathon. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Caroline Jepchirchir, Laura Graham, and Christina Bogomiakova pictured at the marathon. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

Eric Koech wins  the 37th annual Belfast City Marathon on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Eric Koech wins the 37th annual Belfast City Marathon on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Caroline Jepchirchir pictured at the marathon. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Caroline Jepchirchir pictured at the marathon. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

Sarah McCoubrie gets a big kiss from boyfriend at the marathon

Sarah McCoubrie gets a big kiss from boyfriend at the marathon

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
Runners  pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
Runners  pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
Runners  pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
BBC Mark Simpson  pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon BBC Mark Simpson pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
BBC Mark Simpson  pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon BBC Mark Simpson pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 

Runners  pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018  - 

37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 

Runners  pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018  - 

37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 

Runners  pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018  - 

37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 

Runners  pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Laura Graham pictured at the marathon.

Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

PressEye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 07th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Laura Graham pictured at the marathon. Picture: Philip Magowan / PressEye

Philip Magowan

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018  - 

37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 

Runners  pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
Runners  pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
Ciaran McGonigle  pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Ciaran McGonigle pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
Caroline Jepchirchir  pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Caroline Jepchirchir pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
Laura Graham  pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Laura Graham pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
Runners  pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
Peter Morrison   pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Peter Morrison pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
Runners  pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
Sarah McCoubrie gets a big kiss from boyfriend   at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Sarah McCoubrie gets a big kiss from boyfriend at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
Runners  pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
Runners  pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
Peter Morrison  pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Peter Morrison pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
Runners  pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018  - 

37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 

Runners  pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
Farnan Rushe  pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Farnan Rushe pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
Tanya Smith  pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Tanya Smith pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
Ryan Maguire pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Ryan Maguire pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
 Stephen Harding pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Stephen Harding pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
Pamel Stemerowich pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Pamel Stemerowich pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
 Runners pictured at the Falls road during the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the Falls road during the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
 Runners pictured at the Falls road during the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the Falls road during the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
Peter Morrison  pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Peter Morrison pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
 Gillian Logan pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Gillian Logan pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
 Kevin McVeigh pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Kevin McVeigh pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
 Mark McKeown pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Mark McKeown pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
 Runners pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
 Ricky Burns pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Ricky Burns pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
Frank Brown  pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Frank Brown pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
Mauric Corrigan  pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Mauric Corrigan pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
Gerald Calou  pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Gerald Calou pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
Water stations pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Water stations pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018  - 

37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 

Runners  pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
Andrew MvcKinstry pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Andrew MvcKinstry pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
Arthur Cassidy  pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Arthur Cassidy pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
Ian Young  pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Ian Young pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
Ian Young  pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Ian Young pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
 Runners pictured at the Falls road during the marathon

Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the Falls road during the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
 Runners pictured at the Falls road during the marathon

Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the Falls road during the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
 Runners pictured at the Falls road during the marathon

Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the Falls road during the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

Stephen Hamilton/Presseye

7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
 Runners pictured at the Falls road during the marathon

Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the Falls road during the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
 Runners pictured at the Falls road during the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the Falls road during the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
 Runners pictured at the Falls road during the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the Falls road during the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
 Runners pictured at the Falls road during the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the Falls road during the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
Peter Morrison  pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Peter Morrison pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
 Gillian Logan pictured at the marathon

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7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Gillian Logan pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
 Kevin McVeigh pictured at the marathon

Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Kevin McVeigh pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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7th May 2018
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 
 Mark McKeown pictured at the marathon

Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Mark McKeown pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

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37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 

Runners  pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall.

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 

Runners  pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall.

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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Runners  pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall.

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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Runners  pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall.

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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Runners  pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall.

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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Runners  pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall.

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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Runners  pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall.

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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Runners  pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall.

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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Runners  pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall.

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018  - 

37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 

Runners  pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press E

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018  - 

37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 

Runners  pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press E

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018  - 

37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 

Runners  pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press E

7/5/18: Runners taking part in the Belfast Marathon run on the Holywood Road in East Belfast.  Picture: Michael Cooper

7/5/18: Runners taking part in the Belfast Marathon run on the Holywood Road in East Belfast. Picture: Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper

Runners taking part in the Belfast Marathon run on the Holywood Road in East Belfast.  Picture: Michael Cooper

Runners taking part in the Belfast Marathon run on the Holywood Road in East Belfast. Picture: Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper

7/5/18: Runners taking part in the Belfast Marathon run on the Holywood Road in East Belfast.  Picture: Michael Cooper

7/5/18: Runners taking part in the Belfast Marathon run on the Holywood Road in East Belfast. Picture: Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 
Runners take part in the  River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 Runners take part in the River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 
Runners take part in the  River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 Runners take part in the River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 
Runners take part in the  River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 Runners take part in the River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 
Runners take part in the  River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 Runners take part in the River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 
Runners take part in the  River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 Runners take part in the River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 
Runners take part in the  River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 Runners take part in the River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 
Runners take part in the  River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 Runners take part in the River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 
Runners take part in the  River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 Runners take part in the River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 
Runners take part in the  River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 Runners take part in the River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 
Runners take part in the  River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 Runners take part in the River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 
Runners take part in the  River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 Runners take part in the River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 
Runners take part in the  River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 Runners take part in the River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 
Runners take part in the  River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 Runners take part in the River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018  - 

37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 

Runners  pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press E

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018  - 

37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 

Runners  pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press E

“I believe a meeting of all interested parties needs to take place as soon as possible to discuss all the issues surrounding policing of the race.

“An event which brings so many people together must be retained and I will play my part as one who takes a keen interest in all sports to get a resolution.”

David Seaton, organising committee chairman for the Belfast Marathon, told the BBC he hoped the new legislation will be applied "softly" so that the marathon can continue in Belfast.

He said: “If it’s not, we are in big, big bother. The future of the marathon and many other road racing events throughout Northern Ireland which are organised primarily by volunteers could all go to the board.”

Belfast Telegraph