Half marathon proves another major success


Half marathon proves another major success
by @nationalist.ie @TheNationalist

The third staging of the Lifford/Strabane Half Marathon drew over 1,100 runners on Sunday with some fast times and brilliant performances on the day.

Such was the interest in this year's event, that entries closed earlier in the week.

The athletes had to contend with warm conditions on a day when two Project Africa runners, Dan Tanui (1:06:09) and Eric Koech (1:07:22), were the first two runners home.

Stephen Duncan of Omagh Harriers was third in 1:09:47.

In fourth was Gary Slevin in 1:13:47; James Treanor from Shercock AC was fifth in 1:14:26 and Ciaran McGonagle was sixth in 1:14:35.

Letterkenny AC's Danny Mooney, fresh from a second place finish at the recent North West 10k, was seventh in 1:15:16.

Natasha Adams of Letterkenny AC was first female athlete and ninth overall in a time of 1:15:21.