Thousands gather for Great Limerick Run

Some 12,000 people took to the start-line as Ireland's fastest growing road race, the Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run, attracted record participants and crowds to the streets of Limerick.

Thousands gather for Great Limerick Run

Some 12,000 people took to the start-line as Ireland's fastest growing road race, the Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run, attracted record participants and crowds to the streets of Limerick.

An estimated 30,000 people lined the streets for the event, which saw athletes compete in the Marathon, Half-Marathon and the main event, in terms of participation numbers - the 6mile (10km).

Runners travelled to Limerick for the event from over 20 different nations, from the US to Holland, Denmark and Canada, with the organisers delighted with the turn-out..

Kenyan Lezan Kimutai won the marathon, with Tullamore's Pauline Curley the first woman home.

The 10km race went to Tim O'Donoghue, with Limerick's own Orla Drum taking the honours in the women's race.

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