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South Dublin 10K kicks off this year’s Airtricity Race Series

Sunday, 22nd July, 2018 10:00am
South Dublin 10K kicks off this year’s Airtricity Race Series

Lizzie Lee at the launch of the 39th running of the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon.

South Dublin 10K kicks off this year’s Airtricity Race Series

Lizzie Lee at the launch of the 39th running of the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon.

THE first of the SSE Airtricity Race Series will start with the South Dublin 10K on Sunday, July 22.

Over 2,500 competitors set to line-up. The race will start and finish at Grange Castle Business Park in Clondalkin and will take in Corkagh Park and the Grand Canal Walkway. 

Olympic Marathon runner, Lizzie Lee, (Leevale AC) is set to line up as part of her final preparations towards the European Athletics Championships which take place in Berlin this August. The Cork woman, aged 38, has had a great season after returning to running following the birth of her second child last winter.

Lee has clocked her two fastest half-marathons; 73 minutes and 24 seconds in February and 73:19 six weeks’ later. Recently she won the Neenan 5-Mile in Millstreet, Cork in 27:42.

Next in the SSE Airtricity Race Series is the Frank Duffy 10 Mile, set for Fingal on Sunday, September 2 with the SSE Airtricity Dublin Half Marathon returning to the Phoenix Park on Saturday, September 22. The finale in the series, the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon, will take place on Sunday, October 28.

In 2018, the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon will mark and celebrate female participation, linking with the nationwide commemoration of Vótáil 100.

Constance Markievicz, a key campaigner for Irish women’s voting rights, will appear on the SCE Airtricity Dublin Marathon finishers’ medal.

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