Seven-step guide: final countdown to the Dublin Marathon
Some last-minute tips for first-timers to get the most out of the day
Nothing is more encouraging than a road lined with supporters cheering your name.
It is Dublin Marathon week and on Sunday morning 20,000 men and women who have dedicated their summer to training will follow the leaders along the 26.2 mile route through the streets of the capital.
For many, this will be their first time to attempt such a challenge.