Carroll shines on streets of New York

 

Mark Carroll became the second fasted Irish marathon runner of all time after finishing sixth in the New York City Marathon this afternoon.

The 30-year-old finished in a time of 2:10:54 behind Rodgers Rop who led home a Kenyan 1-2-3 in a time of 2:08:06. Christopher Cheboiboch and Laban Kipkemboi finished second and third respectively.

Kenya's Joyce Chepchumba won the women's race in 2:25:56 ahead of Russia's Lyubov Denisova (2:26:17) and Yugoslavia's Olivera Jevlic (2:26:44).

Sonia O'Sullivan featured prominently in the early stages but fell off the pace at the 16 mile marker to finish 12th in a time of 2:32:06.