Copenhagen, Sunday 23rd May 2010 - Colleen De Reuck of the United States in winning the Women's title at the Copenhagen Marathon put on an impressive display to finish 7th overall in simply sublime time of 2:30:51.
In difficult conditions, De Reuck showed that as a 4 time Olympian she still is not an athlete to be discounted when establishing the fastest time ever run on Danish soil.
There is little doubt that this performance under better conditions would be worth 2:28 in conditions more conducive to faster times.
In the Men's race, Mikkel Kleis of Denmark, took victory with a time of 2:22:29 and in so doing also won the Danish Marathon Champs.
Ireland's Alan O' Shea despite problems relating to 'fluid intake' ran a solid race to come 2nd in 2:22:52 and with this performance shows that there is certainly a sub 2:20 in the making very soon.
Anne-Mette Aagaard of Denmark took 2nd place in the Women's race in a time of 2:38:49 which gave her the title in her country's national marathon champs.
Anne-sofie Pade Hansen took 3rd in 2:44:15
The Copenhagen Marathon continues to grow in stature and numbers and De Reuck's performance has certainly added to this.
De Reuck winning Copenhagen Marathon
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