Live blog: 33rd Dublin Marathon
13:15pm: The fourth hour pace marker crosses the finish line, garlanded with flocks of flowers.
13:12pm: Len Stokes, from Wicklow and representing the Fire Brigade team, has just blazed across the finish line.
13:04pm: The organisers are urging supporters to keep on pushing the athletes: "Keep on clapping them on guys."
13:01pm: And the Irish men: "1. Paul Pollock, 2. Sean Hehir, 3. Barry Minnock. Well done guys!"
12:58pm: The 2012 Irish female winners from @dublinmarathon: "1. Maria McCambridge, 2. Barbara Sanchez, 3. Pauline Curley. Well done ladies, a fantastic performance!"
12:40pm: There's a picture doing the rounds on twitter of a man standing on a footpath, while runners pass by, holding a sign that reads: "Mortuary ahead, look alive".
Read Ronan McGreevy's Dublin Marathon preview from this morning: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/1029/1224325866969.html
12:37pm: Official race times from RTÉ: Geofrey Ndungu, winner: 2:11:09 seconds. The time was outside last year's course record time of 2:08.33.
Paul Pollock was the first Irish man home in 2:16.30, ahead of Sean Hehir who finished in 2:17.50.
Magdalene Mukunzi was the first woman home in a time of 2:30.46 which was outside the course record of 2:26.13. Maria McCambridge was the first Irish woman through the finishing line in 2:35.28.
12:33pm: An Italian restaurant in Leixlip has recommended athletes to eat a pasta dinner later on to replenish all that lost energy.
12:29pm: Some of the runners stop to praise the great support offered from spectators on the sides. "The support. You Irish are brilliant. I loved it!" gushes one happy finisher.
12:27 pm: The weather was perfect, seems to be the consensus.
12:17pm:Valerie Duffy, packet of Fruit Pastilles in hand, has headed down to the finish to congratulate her brother as he crosses the line.
Apparently, the marathon race comes from the legend of Pheidippides, a Greek messenger, who ran 22 miles from the battlefield of Marathon to Athens to announce the defeat of the Persians. "We win," he said breathlessly, before collapsing and dying. Knackered.
12:15pm: The prize presentation has begun.
12:13pm: Jubilant scenes as the announcer greets athletes by their names as they cross the finish line, arms held high in triumph.
12:12pm: "No one tells you about the vomiting and bloody nipples," one exhausted competitor complains.
12:11pm: Amazing stuff: Two athletes sacrifice their race time to carry another runner, unknown to them, over the line. The man collapses onto a St John's Ambulance stretcher.
12:10pm: The three hour pace marker crosses the lineand is promptly swamped by runners crying and hugging him who made it in under three hours by following his pace.
12:09pm: Two men, festooned in the green and red of Mayo, hug it out after completing the race in under three hours.