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Springwell runners conquer marathon challenge

Thursday, 11 May 2017

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AT the start of the month, tens of thousands of runners took to the streets of Belfast for the 36th annual Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon.
Kenyan athlete Bernard Riotich stormed to victory in the Men's race, breaking the tape in 2:16:03 but it was the performance of local athlete Laura Graham (Mourne Runners) which captured the imagination of the country. The AAI National Marathon and Half Marathon Champion recorded a new personal best of 2:41:46 to become the first local winner of the event in 18 years.
Springwell RC was well represented in both the Marathon and Relay event with members making the best of the warm conditions to record some excellent times.
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle

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