Sergiu Ciobanu, running with Clonliffe Harries pipped Thomas Fitzpatrick to the finish of the SSE Airtricity Frank Duffy 10 Mile. Both men finished with a time of 00:49:18., but Sergiu was milliseconds ahead Fitzpatrick. Sean Hehir, the last Irish man to win the full Dublin Marathon finished in third place with a time of 00:50:06. Over 5,100 runners, joggers and walkers crossed the finish line of what was the third event of the SSE Airtricity Dublin Race Series.
Speaking after the race Sergiu said:
“That was some finish, I think myself and Thomas really pushed ourselves hard there towards the end. I’m delighted to have won today, it was a lovely morning for it out there, and I must congratulate Thomas on a great race!”
In the women’s race, Maria McCambridge from Dundrum South Dublin claimed her 6th Frank Duffy 10 Mile title, and made it 4 in a row. She finished with a time of 00:55:28. and was followed across the line by Gemma Rankin (00:57:34) in second place and Jenny Bannerman in third (00:59:02).
Winner of the women’s race, Maria said:
“I’m delighted to win the Frank Duffy 10 Mile again. I love taking part in this run every year, and winning it for a sixth time is just brilliant. I wasn’t sure if I was going to run in the race this year, as I’m looking towards the European Championships, but I’m glad I did as it was a great morning
Team Dublin Marathon which consists of five men and five women also took part in the event in preparation for the 26.2 miles later this year. Between now and race day in October each team member will be following their own individualised training programmes and weekly training schedules from two of the best marathon runners in the country, Gary Crossan and today’s women’s winner, Maria McCambridge.
The final race in the series will be the SSE Airtricity Half Marathon which will take place on the 19th September, with the closing date for applications being the 4th September. Organisers are reminding interested runners that for the first time in the history of the Dublin Half Marathon and also as an added incentive, all of the participants will also receive a medal at the finish line.
For more information or to register for any of the events, visit the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon website at www.
SSE Airtricity Frank Duffy 10 Mile Results:
Men’s Top 3
Sergiu Ciobanu 00:49:18
Thomas Fitzpatrick 00:49:18
Sean Hehir 00:50:06
Women’s Top 3
Maria McCambridge 00:55:28
Gemma Rankin 00:57:34
Jenny Bannerman 00:59:02