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Belfast Marathon 2019 livestream and picture updates

We will be bringing you livestream video of the relay teams and fun runners as they approach Ormeau Park

Runners and spectators at Finaghy crossroads during the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Runners and spectators at Finaghy crossroads during the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Relay runners and walkers from Co Down raising funds for Tiny Life. Photo by Brian Little / Press Eye
Belfast City Marathon. Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye
5/5/19 PACEMAKER PRESS The Belfast Marathon leaves from Stormont and works its way through the city. PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
5/5/19 PACEMAKER PRESS The Belfast Marathon leaves from Stormont and works its way through the city. PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
5/5/19 PACEMAKER PRESS The Belfast Marathon leaves from Stormont and works its way through the city. PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
5/5/19 PACEMAKER PRESS The Belfast Marathon leaves from Stormont and works its way through the city. PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
5/5/19 PACEMAKER PRESS The Belfast Marathon leaves from Stormont and works its way through the city. PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
5/5/19 PACEMAKER PRESS The Belfast Marathon leaves from Stormont and works its way through the city. PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
5/5/19 PACEMAKER PRESS The Belfast Marathon leaves from Stormont and works its way through the city. PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
5/5/19 PACEMAKER PRESS The Belfast Marathon leaves from Stormont and works its way through the city. PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
5/5/19 PACEMAKER PRESS The Belfast Marathon leaves from Stormont and works its way through the city. PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
5/5/19 PACEMAKER PRESS The Belfast Marathon leaves from Stormont and works its way through the city. PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
5/5/19 PACEMAKER PRESS The Belfast Marathon leaves from Stormont and works its way through the city. PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
5/5/19 PACEMAKER PRESS The Belfast Marathon leaves from Stormont and works its way through the city. PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
5/5/19 PACEMAKER PRESS The Belfast Marathon leaves from Stormont and works its way through the city. PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
5/5/19 PACEMAKER PRESS The Belfast Marathon leaves from Stormont and works its way through the city. PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
5/5/19 PACEMAKER PRESS The Belfast Marathon leaves from Stormont and works its way through the city. PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - Runners from the Michaela Foundation at the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - Runners at the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - Una McNeill and Mags Mathieson at the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - Darren McDowell, Gavin Dines, Richard Thompson and Keith Noble at the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - Orsolya Toth and Nicole Enache at the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - Ruth Lipsett and Kevin Crossley at the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - Runners from the Stroke Association at the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - Runners from the Michaela Foundation at the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - General view of the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - Angela Scanlon and Una McMahon-Beattie at the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - Experiment 26.2 Group at the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - Pacer volunteers at the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - Nadine and Neil Mercer at the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - Ben Scott and Ivan Stringer at the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - Siobhan Robinson, Ursula Warke, Carol Torrens, Mary McKendry and Adam Warke at the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - Alan Bailey, James Stinson and Patrick Jack at the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - Simon Ridgway and Jason Lythgoe at the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - Declan Skelton, Clarke Fennelly, Darren Scullion and David Millar at the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - Volunteers at the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - Kathryn Kavanagh, Shirley Currie, Lorraine and Suzanne Enfield at the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - General view of the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - General view of the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
5/5/19 PACEMAKER PRESS The Belfast Marathon leaves from Stormont and works its way through the city. PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
5/5/19 PACEMAKER PRESS The Belfast Marathon leaves from Stormont and works its way through the city. PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
5/5/19 PACEMAKER PRESS The Belfast Marathon leaves from Stormont and works its way through the city. PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
5/5/19 PACEMAKER PRESS The Belfast Marathon leaves from Stormont and works its way through the city. PICTURE MATT BOHILL PACEMAKER PRESS
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - General view of the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - General view of the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - General view of the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - General view of the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - General view of the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - General view of the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - General view of the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - General view of the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - General view of the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 5th May 2019 - General view of the start of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon at the Stormont Estate, Belfast. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Today’s 38th Belfast City Marathon, again with Deep RiverRock as lead sponsor, features three former winners, all Kenyans, who will be in speedy action in the men’s race.

Last year’s winner Eric Koech returns to face Joel Kositany, who won in 2013, ’15 and ’16, Bernard Rotich who won two years ago, and half marathon expert Gideon Kimosop who has won the Belfast half event three times.

The challenge from the NI men will be led by Acorn AC’s Vincent McKenna who’s best full distance is 2:31:39 from last year’s SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon.

Fast improving Stephen Wylie (Victoria Park & Connswater AC) hopes to slip inside his best of 2:32:50.

Among others chasing the £1,000 for the first home-based man will be Willowfield Harriers’ Brian Kinsella, Pierce McCullagh (Sperrin Harriers), Gary Henderson (Armagh AC), Neil Weir (Willowfield Harriers) and Ben Morrow (Ballymena Runners).

In the women’s race, last year’s winner, top Kenyan Caroline Jepchirchir, will be challenged by one of NI’s outstanding marathon performers, QUB academic and mum of two, Gladys Ganiel O’Neill (North Belfast). Ganiel raced in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, and makes her first appearance in the Belfast event.

Ganiel O’Neill (42) has a best of 2:37:55 and last year recorded 2:42:42 in the Europeans in Berlin, while the 36-year-old Jepchirchir finished fifth in Dublin last October in a huge best of 2:36:23 and followed this up with 10th in Barcelona in March in 2:41:00.

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Joining the local challenge will be Newcastle AC’s Mari Troeng, who has a best of 2:59:18 from last year’s Berlin Marathon, North Belfast’s Louise Smith, sixth last year in a best of 2:53:26 and Gerrie Short (Beechmount) who clocked 3:01:08 in last year’s London Marathon. Among the other top NI women will be Lisa McKeown from Newry, Eimear McCracken (City of Lisburn AC) and Collette McCourt (Dub Runners).

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