Amente Sorome Negash of Ethiopia has won the women's category of the 2023 Irish Life Dublin Marathon with a time of 2:26.22, a narrow personal best for the 25-year-old.
“I’m so happy. I want to thank Dublin Marathon for giving me this chance, thank you from the bottom of my heart,” she said after.
In second place was 25-year-old Joan Kipyatich of Kenya in 2:27.04, nearly 13 minutes faster than her own PB.
In third place was Genet Habela Abdurkadir of Ethiopia in 2:27.49.
43-year-old Ann Marie McGlynn of Letterkenny A.C. claimed a maiden national title as the first Irish woman across the line in 2:34.13, following up her September Belfast Half-Marathon win in 1:14.53.
After the race, she said, “I had written on my hand ‘today is my day’ and I believed it all week. I knew I had a job to do regardless of who was in the race. Myself and Emmet [Dunleavy, coach] had a plan and it never changed. We done it.”
Gladys Ganiel won national silver (2:37:08) in a new over 45 women’s national record, while Sorcha Loughnane claimed bronze (2:45:31).
Over 22,000 runners took part in the 43rd edition of the Dublin Marathon, which is a route to Olympic qualification for Irish athletes.