Pauline Curley

12 results

Freddy Sittuk of Raheny Shamrocks after crossing the line to take the Irish title. Photo: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Marathon running has always been a combination of agony and ecstasy, only not the way Gary O’Hanlon is feeling it right now. Because moments after cr(...)

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(...)

Sergiu Ciobanu celebrates winning the Irish national marathon championship with his on Daniel, aged 4 months, at the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon at Merrion Square in Dublin. Photograph:   Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Rarely has the Dublin Marathon been won with greater ease or indeed authority, and such was Dereje Debele Tulu’s look of apparent effortlessness at th(...)

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(...)

Pauline Curley was the first Irish female athlete to finish the Dublin Marathon on the October Bank Holiday Monday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

The main difficulty in standing at the finish line of the Dublin Marathon is that every one of the 15,000 runners who begin passing by has their own s(...)

 Ethiopia’s Alemu Gemechu crosses the line to win the the  men’s race at the  the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Rarely has the Dublin Marathon produced a more intriguing finish and not just in the obvious way. After 26 miles of running, Alemu Gemechu eventually (...)

Pauline Curley of  Tullamore Harriers after finishing as the leading Irish women in the  2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Marathon running is all about beating the clock. Not turning it back. Except the body clock of Pauline Curley keeps telling her otherwise, and with th(...)

The Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run started at the People’s Park today: Photograph: Sean Curtin FusionShooters

For most of us, running a marathon is a lifetime achievement, but, for Great Limerick Run winner Lezan Kimutai, running the 26-mile road race was “eas(...)

Seán Hehir has that winning feeling in  the Airtricity Dublin Marathon. Photograph:  Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Emil Zatopek always said the marathon begins around 20 miles. Sometimes that’s also where it ends. Here, it was where the race for victory was both wo(...)

It was surely the sweetest Dublin Marathon victory in 20 years, Sean Hehir becoming first Irish men’s race winner since John Treacy in 1993 – altho(...)

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