Dublin took the decision back in July to cancel their 2021 event, originally set for Sunday October 24th. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

We were running across Glendoo Mountain on Thursday morning when the wind picked up and the rain began to fall, and I’d be lying to myself if I said I(...)

Runners during the 2019 Dublin Marathon. Photo: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Of all the challenges around organising a big city marathon - and there are many - one thing remains a constant: the distance of 26.2 miles, 42.1km, o(...)

With several other big-city marathons already declaring revised race plans from the spring to this coming autumn, Dublin’s date of Sunday, October 24th is also sufficiently far ahead to assume the near full vaccination of the population. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

With just under four months still to go, organisers of the KBC Dublin Marathon have extended their original deadline to announce details of what exact(...)

Mary Lou Craig at the crossroads at Glencullen in south county Dublin after one of her daily runs.

These are increasingly conflicting times for the psyche of runners everywhere. More reason and motivation than ever to go running, only less hope and (...)

Two joggers run along the quays in Dublin city centre. Photo: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Distance runners moving at any reasonable pace present no significant risk of spreading Covid-19. The problem, according to Prof Kingston Mills, is, s(...)

The 2019 Dublin Marathon was limited to 22,500 participants. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Such is the ever pressing interest for race entries into the KBC Dublin Marathon that the event organisers have further increased the entry limit to 2(...)

 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(...)

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