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Hometown hero wins Raheny 5

Sunday, 10th February, 2019 4:00pm
Hometown hero wins Raheny 5

LEADING MAN: Raheny Shamrock AC star Mick Clohisey on his way to winning the 2019 AXA Raheny 5-Mile. PHOTO: LEO ‘GEORGE’ DEVITT PHOTOGRAPHY

Hometown hero wins Raheny 5

LEADING MAN: Raheny Shamrock AC star Mick Clohisey on his way to winning the 2019 AXA Raheny 5-Mile. PHOTO: LEO ‘GEORGE’ DEVITT PHOTOGRAPHY

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Dave Hooper

MICK Clohisey landed the 2019 AXA Raheny 5 with a dramatic turn of pace over the final 500 metres.

Clohisey led home 5,000 competitors as the AXA Raheny 5 continues its status as the greatest road race in the country, Clohisey claiming his second AXA Raheny 5 crown.

Clohisey was pushed all the way by DSD’s Matthew Bergin and Carrick’s Yared Derese before making a burst for home with 500 metres remaining. He won the race in a time of 23:26, nine seconds clear of Bergin.

Clohisey,  a lifelong member of host club Raheny Shamrock Athletic Club, last won the Raheny 5 in 2016, and was the first Irish man home at the 2018 Dublin Marathon.

Ann Maire McGlynn retained the women’s title winning out in 25:59 with Emma Mitchell taking silver in 26:38. Breege Connolly took third place in 26:55.

Some 5,000 athletes took to Raheny for the 35th edition of the five-mile road race.

Five juvenile races took place before the main races with over 500 competitors taking part in distances from 400 metres to a mile.

Once again this year’s nominated charity was St Francis Hospice in Raheny. 

One of the competitors in the Wheelchair section of the race. PHOTO: LEO ‘GEORGE’ DEVITT

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