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Marty Lynch celebrating back-to-back success in ‘The Race’

Tom Comack

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Tom Comack

Marty Lynch celebrating back-to-back success in ‘The Race’

Marty Lynch celebrates with friends after the Race

Endurance athlete Marty Lynch is celebrating back-to-back Race wins following his record breaking run in Saturday’s Race.

The Milford man was the first athlete to cross the line having covered the 250 kilometres in a time of 13 hours, 32 minutes. He beat his 2017 time by 15 minutes as he became the first back-to-back winner of the event.

“It went well for me and I’m pretty pleased to have won,” said Marty, who set a new record time.

“I didn’t set out to break the record, it just happened. I knew when I hit Muckish that I was on a good time so I then started to go for it.

“The conditions were good. There was no rain and just a bit of wind but nothing that would affect your performance.

“The last 20k was hairy enough but I stuck at it and got to the finish line.”

Pearse West was second and Derek Brannigan finished in third place while Julie McMullin was the first female finisher.

In all 90 competitors started out on Saturday morning in Gartan at 5.30.