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European selection opportunity at Dublin marathon

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European selection opportunity at Dublin marathon

The first Irish male and female at the Dublin marathon will have the chance to gain selection for the European Athletics Championships Marathon Team Cup in Berlin next August.

The Dublin marathon’s Marathon Mission has been supporting Ireland’s leading marathon runners for quite some time to assist in developing the event. It is something that Athletics Ireland supports and is keen to recognise.

As a result High Performance Director Paul McNamara has included the race as an avenue for selection for the European Athletics Championships Marathon Team Cup in Berlin next August.

“To acknowledge the support of Marathon Mission to the development of elite marathoning in Ireland, we have included an avenue for selection via the National Marathon Championships, held in conjunction with the Dublin Marathon,” said McNamara.  “We have scope to do this in this instance given the latitude afforded to us by having as many 6 spots to fill.”

The first finishing eligible athlete, male and female, will be selected once they have achieved the 2017 Dublin Marathon performance standard of 2:18:00 (men) and 2:39:00 (women) or half marathon standard (65:00/75:00) at any time during the qualification period on, at least, one occasion.

Read the full selection policy HERE 

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