Great Ireland Run: Over 15000 people ran at Phoenix Park

On the 9th of April 2017 athletes, during the 15th instalment of the Great Ireland Run at the Phoenix Park in Dublin.

Over 15,000 people including athletes, walkers, amateur runners and spectators trekked out to the Phoenix Park for the event.

The Great Ireland Run is set in the iconic surroundings of Europe's largest urban park and it is a part of the world's largest mass participation running series. Runners of all ages and abilities are able to take part in a truly inspiring celebration of running. There was a choice of a 5k, 10k and their traditional Mini and Junior events (for kids from 3 - 15 years old). It was really a family affair and a great way to spend a day in the nation's capital.

It's the 15th year that the run has been staged and it was a great day out to secure your place on the start line together with all the participants

The winner of the men's 10k is Ireland’s Mark Christie. He crossed the finish line in an impressive 29 minutes and 30 seconds.

He narrowly beat off competition from Great Britain’s Graham Rush who came in second place (29 minutes 41seconds).

On the third place was Mick Clohisey ( finished in 29 minutes and 44 seconds).

Great Britain’s Gemma Steel won the 10k ( she finished with the result in 34 minutes and 15 seconds), followed closely by Great Britain’s Jenny Spink who finished in 34 minutes and 24 seconds.

On the 3rd place went Kerry O’Flaherty, finishing in 34 minutes and 38 seconds.

The 5k run was won by Emmet O’Briain in 16 minutes and 49 seconds. Second place went to Troy Scully who crossed the finish line in 17 minutes and 11 seconds.

All the race finishers received a medal, an official event shirt, goody bag and chip-timed results.

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