Pauline Curley was the first Irish female athlete to finish the Dublin Marathon on the October Bank Holiday Monday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

The main difficulty in standing at the finish line of the Dublin Marathon is that every one of the 15,000 runners who begin passing by has their own s(...)

 Ethiopia’s Alemu Gemechu crosses the line to win the the  men’s race at the  the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Rarely has the Dublin Marathon produced a more intriguing finish and not just in the obvious way. After 26 miles of running, Alemu Gemechu eventually (...)

Pauline Curley of  Tullamore Harriers after finishing as the leading Irish women in the  2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Marathon running is all about beating the clock. Not turning it back. Except the body clock of Pauline Curley keeps telling her otherwise, and with th(...)

The Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run started at the People’s Park today: Photograph: Sean Curtin FusionShooters

For most of us, running a marathon is a lifetime achievement, but, for Great Limerick Run winner Lezan Kimutai, running the 26-mile road race was “eas(...)

Seán Hehir has that winning feeling in  the Airtricity Dublin Marathon. Photograph:  Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Emil Zatopek always said the marathon begins around 20 miles. Sometimes that’s also where it ends. Here, it was where the race for victory was both wo(...)

It was surely the sweetest Dublin Marathon victory in 20 years, Sean Hehir becoming first Irish men’s race winner since John Treacy in 1993 – altho(...)

DSD club-mates Joe Sweeney and Maria McCambridge are the favourites to win the Airtricity Dublin Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Not since John Treacy survived a minor hamstring cramp in the last mile to win the 1993 edition has the Dublin Marathon produced an Irish men’s winner(...)

Lizzie Lee pictured kissing her mother Mary Lee of Bishopstown after winning the women’s event in the Cork City Half Marathon. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Polish athlete Bartosz Mazerski took just under two and a half hours to become the first person over the finish line at the Cork City Marathon yesterd(...)