Michael Clohisey claims victory at 39th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon

03 October 2021

On Sunday 3rd October, thousands took part in the 39th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon.  Including the Marathon, Team Relay, 8 Mile Walk and Fun Run, all taking place from Stormont Estate and finishing in Ormeau Park (except for the Fun Run which started and finished in Stormont).

Michael Clohisey claims victory at 39th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon

Event organisers are delighted to see a return of the event with so much support, after a difficult 18 months during the pandemic.

This year the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon hosted the 2021 National Senior Marathon Championships, in addition to the NI and Ulster Marathon Championship.

A great day for athletes across the island of Ireland, congratulations to Michael Clohisey of Raheny Shamrock A.C. (national marathon champion from 2018) winning the 39th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon in a time of 2:20:42.  Closely followed by 2019 NI and Ulster Champion, Kyle Doherty (City of Derry Spartans) in a time of 2:22:48.  Third place was Colin Heron of Keep Er Lit, in a time of 2:27:25.

For the ladies, Fionnuala Ross (Armagh AC) came in first in a time of 2:43:42.  In second place, Ciara Hickey of Brothers Pearse A.C with a time of 2:44:40.  Gladys Ganiel (2014 Commonwealth Games athlete; 2018 European Marathon Championships Team Ireland member) of North Belfast Harriers was third in a time of 2:45:03.   

Congratulations also to Karol Doherty who won the Wheelchair Race in a time of 2:47:06.

A full list of the results from today will be available on the Belfast Live website this evening at www.belfastlive.co.uk and on the Belfast City Marathon website at www.belfastcitymarathon.com on Tuesday 5th October.

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The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon is sponsored by Athletics Northern Ireland, Daily Mirror, Belfast City Council, Better, Cool FM (Downtown Radio and Downtown Country), Translink, Spar, Belfast Live, Tayto and Four Star Pizza.  This year’s official charity is Cancer Focus Northern Ireland.