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Paul Pollock Runs Second Fastest Ever Marathon By An Irishman

Paul Pollock Runs Second Fastest Ever Marathon By An Irishman

Paul Pollock ran the second fastest marathon ever by an Irishman in Valencia on Sunday morning. The 33-year-old from Holywood, Co. Down also ran inside the Olympic qualifying standard.

Pollock finished in 2:10.17, breaking his own personal best by over five minutes.

The time means that only John Treacy's Irish record of 2:09.15, set 31 years ago in Boston, is faster. Pollock's run moves Mark O'Carroll's 2:10.54, run in New York 17 years ago, to number three on the all-time list.

Pollock's run is also a Northern Ireland record.

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2019 has been a tremendous year for Irish marathon running. Stephen Scullion and Mick Clohisey ran 2:12.01 and 2:13.19 respectively in the Dublin Marathon, while Kevin Seaward ran 2:13.39 in Berlin.

In October, Fionnuala McCormack ran the second fastest ever marathon time by an Irish woman with 2:26.47, while Aoife Cooke and Anne Marie McGlynn ran the fifth and seventh fastest times with 2:32.34 and 2:32.54, respectively.

Top photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

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