Sinead Diver finishes in second place during the  Half Marathon Championships on in Sunshine Coast, Australia in August. Photograph: Albert Perez/Getty Images

I ran into the great Billy Porter on Thursday and as usual he was all worked up about the Dublin Marathon. Not only the decision to declare next year’(...)

What had so far separated the Dublin Marathon from most of its other big city rivals was its guaranteed race entry. Photograph: Inpho

Of all the guarantees which come with running any big city marathon - the agony, the ecstasy, the fear of never being able to walk straight again - ac(...)

Entries for the 2020 Dublin Marathon will be allocated via a ballot. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Such is the now pressing demand and interest for race entries into the KBC Dublin Marathon that the event organisers have moved to a lottery system to(...)

Morocco’s Othmane El Goumri wins the 2019 KBC Dublin Marathon. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

He ran and won but he couldn’t hide from his shadowy past. Othmane El Goumri from Morocco was the first man home in the 2019 Dublin Marathon, just nin(...)

Aoife Cooke from  Co Cork, who came first in the Irish women’s category of the KBC Dublin Marathon on Sunday. Photograph:  Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

They all had the same 26.2 miles to run and promises to keep, but, on a day sent straight from marathon heaven, there was plenty of personal reward to(...)

Frank Behan at the Mansion House in Dublin. He is the oldest of 13 people to have completed all 39 Dublin Marathons since 1980. Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Lucky number 13 or 13,283.4 miles later – depending on which counts most. There is no such thing as a short cut in a marathon, only the 26.2 miles bet(...)

Marathon first-timers can look forward to the achievement of the longest run of their life every weekend for the next two months.

While many of us enjoy a relaxed and routine-free August, there is a large group of people who are forgoing their lazy summer weekends for sensible be(...)

The start of last year’s Dublin marathon. Photograph: Inpho

All 20,000 race entries for next October’s SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon have now sold out, reflecting once again the enduring boom in running. The (...)

Laura Graham: First Irish woman to finish in Sunday’s Dublin Marathon. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

There is absolutely no scientific proof that childbirth can enhance marathon performances, although Laura Graham presents some compelling evidence. I(...)

Thousands of runners on  Fitzwilliam Street Upper for the start of last year’s Dublin Marathon. The expected figure of 19,500 runners this year is well up on last year’s 13,000 total. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Trouble can come at you from all directions in the Dublin Marathon. Cramp, stitch, or even worse, like a few years ago when a dog ran out in front of(...)

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