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McCann does Cork double

Cork City Marathon 2012

Cork City Marathon 2012

Cork City, Monday 4 June 2012: Clonmel athlete Angela McCann has successfully defended her title at the 2012 Cork City Marathon in a time of 2:53:02. The mother of three shaved almost half a minute off the winning time she set in last year’s race.

Anne Curley of Donore Harriers finished in second place in a time of 2:54:35. Next home was Mary O’Leary in a time of 2:59:46, followed closely by Ann Marie Holland (2:59:54). Helen Leonard completed the top five in a time of 3:00:52.

Earlier in the day, Freddy Keron won the men’s title Cork City Marathon today in a time of 2:22:11 beating the official Cork City Marathon record by over three minutes.  The Kenyan athlete, a first time competitor in Cork, is the first overseas winner of the Cork City Marathon. Defending men’s champion, Sergui Ciobanu, finished in second place, running a running a personal best time of 2:22:55.

The first relay team to cross the line was the West Waterford relay team who recorded a finish time of 2:21:30. The team was made up of Raivis Zakis, Sandis Bralitis, Philip Harty and Brian Murphy. The Garda AC won the inaugural Inter-Services Championships Team Relay, finishing in a time of 2:30:25.

The Cork City Marathon kicked off on St Patrick’s Street at 9am this morning with up to 8,000 athletes competing in the full marathon, half marathon and team relay. The half marathon began on Skehard Road at 11am. Weather conditions were ideal for athletes, not to mention the thousands of spectators who lined the marathon route to cheer on this year’s participants.

The ‘marathon for everyone’ saw individuals of all levels participate – from first timers to professional athletes, with athletes running either the full marathon, half marathon or the relay event as part of a team of up to five people.

Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Terry Shannon, was on hand to offer words of encouragement to all those taking part. “The Cork City Marathon is one of the biggest occasions in Cork’s sporting and cultural calendar. Each year the marathon grows in strength and this year is no different. It really is a fantastic occasion that not only promotes Cork City as a vibrant and exciting place to visit, but also provides a welcome boost to the local economy by attracting visitors from near and far. I’m really looking forward to the day ahead, and can’t wait to see first hand the great support that the people of Cork are sure to deliver in their thousands.”

The Lord Mayor is competing in the team relay with a group of his fellow councillors.

see Men’s Report – Kearon wins Cork Marathon 2012

Cork City Marathon: Results

Women’s marathon:

1. Angela McCann, 2:53:02
2. Anne Curley, 2:54:35
3. Mary O’Leary, 2:59:46
4. Ann Marie Holland, 2:59:54
5. Helen Leonard, 3:00:52

Men’s marathon:

1. Freddy Keron, Kenya, 2:22:12
2. Sergui Ciobanu, 2:22:54
3. Huw Lobb, 2:28:38
4. Cillian O’Leary, 2:29:52
5. Brian Leahy, 2:33:14

Team relay:

1. West Waterford, 2:21:30
2. Leevale, 2:21:42
3. Mahers Sports, 2:22:40
4. Garda AC, 2:30:25
5. CIT, 2:36:55


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