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DickHooper DickHooper2A RTÉ report from the first Dublin Marathon in 1980, won by  Dick Hooper, from Raheny Shamrock Athletic Club, above, in 2:16.14, ahead of this year’s marathon which takes place on Monday, starting from Fitzwilliam Street Upper at 8.55am.

The first woman  to cross the line was Carey May, of Dublin City Harriers, who ran it in 2:42.11.

Watch here

Via Dublin Marathon


Quinn2In 1980, four Tyrone brothers, Sean, Brian, Frank and Mick Quinn, became the first four brothers in the world to run a marathon together when they took part in the New York Marathon, top.

It was a story which gained the attention of the New York Times, ABC, CBS and NBC at the time.

Now, 33 years later, the four brothers, above, are preparing to redo the feat but this time they’ll be running the Dublin Marathon on Monday, October 28.

All in aid of MS Ireland.

Mick writes:

“Ireland Inc. is in a ditch. It’s important to help each other along the journey. No matter what walk of life we come from, if we don’t work together, we won’t get very far.”

“33 years later we’re doing it again. While we’re a bit more rotund now, let’s say, and we may not do it in the same time as before, our intention is the same – to raise funds for a very worthy cause like MS Ireland.”

You can sponsor the brothers here

Quinn Brothers Run Dublin City Marathon For MS Ireland (MS Society)