Third Victory in a row for Kenyan Gideon Kipsang at Belfast City Half Marathon

22 September 2019

On Sunday 22nd September 2019 around 5,000 participants took part at the 7th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon.  This was a record year for the largest Half Marathon in Northern Ireland with a 25% increase in participants from 2018.

Third Victory in a row for Kenyan Gideon Kipsang at Belfast City Half Marathon

Kenyan Gideon Kipsang Kimosop celebrated winning the title of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon for the 3rd year in a row (4th win in total), with a 1.06.58 finish, beating last years’ time of 1.07.45.  Eoin Hughes of Acorns AC followed with a 1.08.30 finish (2nd place).  In 3rd place, John Black (North Belfast Harriers) with a finish time of 1.09.12.


For the ladies, Letterkenny’s Ann-Marie McGlynn of Letterkenny AC won in a time of 1.12.58, Gladys Ganiel (North Belfast Harriers) arrived in second place in 1.17.21.  In third place, Joanne McCandless in a time of 1.19.50.


Karol Doherty won the Wheelchair race in a time of 1.16.37.


A sterling performance by Father and Son running stars, Tommy (Termoneeny RC) and Eoin Hughes (Acorns AC) as they attempted their Guinness World Record for fastest Father and Son completing a Half Marathon but unfortunately it was not meant to be today.  The previous record was 2 hours 20 minutes 33 seconds and they missed out by 20 seconds.  Massive respect to both today and the best of luck for their next World Record attempt for a marathon later this year.

A full list of the results from today will be available on the Belfast Live website this evening at and on the Belfast City Marathon website homepage at on Monday 23rd September.

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The 2019 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon is sponsored by Athletics Northern Ireland, Daily Mirror, Belfast City Council, Better, Translink, Daily Mirror, Spar, Belfast Live and Framar Health. Sampling partners are Deep RiverRock, Tayto, White’s Oats and Linwoods.  This year’s official charities are Belfast Arthroplasty Research Trust (BART); Cancer Focus NI; Stroke Association; Air Ambulance NI and Action Mental Health.