Dublin Marathon: El Goumri wins in record time

Moroccan athlete posts time of 2:08:05 as Ireland’s Stephen Scullion takes second

Othmane El Goumri crosses the line to win the Dublin Marathon. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Othmane El Goumri crosses the line to win the Dublin Marathon. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

 

Othmane El Goumri of Morocco has won the Dublin Marathon in a record time of 2:08:05.

Ireland’s Stephen Scullion came in 2nd place with a time of 2:12:01, Motu Gedefa took the women’s title in 2:27:48, and Patrick Monahan secured the wheelchair title in 1:39:50.

Some 22,500 runners from across 50 different countries are taking part in the annual Dublin Marathon that started at Merrion Square at 9am.

A general view of runners passing Christ Church Cathedral during the 2019 Dublin Marathon. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
A general view of runners passing Christ Church Cathedral during the 2019 Dublin Marathon. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Traffic diversions and road closures are in place on Sunday. Merrion Square North is closed until 4pm on Monday, and Merrion Square South is closed until 8pm on Sunday.

Temporary closures are also in place at the Phoenix Park, Castleknock Road, College Road, Tower Road, Knockmaroon Road, Inchicore Road, Drimnagh Road, Templeogue Road and Roebuck Road from 8.45am until 4.45pm on Sunday.

South city traffic on Rock Road/Merrion Road wishing to travel to the city centre will be diverted via Merrion Gates, Strand Road, Beach Road, Irishtown Road, Ringsend Road and Pearse Street.

North city traffic on Finglas Road & Ballymun Road, wishing to travel to the city centre, will be diverted via Whitworth Road, Dorset Street and Gardiner Street.

Organisers have said traffic diversions will vary as the race proceeds and pedestrian access will be maintained.

A general view of runners in Phoenix Park during the 2019 Dublin Marathon. Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
A general view of runners in Phoenix Park during the 2019 Dublin Marathon. Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Dublin City Council has published a full list of closures along the Marathon route on its website.

Diversions will be in place for a number of bus services as closures and restrictions are implemented. Full details of affected routes are available on the Dublin Bus website.

Luas services will operate as normal on Sunday, with Sunday operating hours and frequency running on the Bank Holiday Monday.