21 Amazing Pictures From Today's Dublin Marathon
These pictures prove everybody who ran it was a hero
We had a hard time getting out of bed this morning with the weather in Dublin, never mind running a marathon.
Thousands put us to shame today by running 26 miles around the city in driving wind and rain.
The course was also lined with people urging the runners on, and no matter what time people got,or what position they finished, we think they're all heroes, especially with many running for charity.
Go and have a well earned drink in a warm cosy pub and rest those feet!
It might've been horrible weather, but the crowds taking part were huge
And there was even the odd ray of sun
Some preferred to watch on from the comfort of home
The runners made their way through the Phoenix Park
Some found it easier going than others
While some of the elite athletes went passed in a flash
Everybody taking part was putting in some serious effort
As if running a marathon wasn't hard enough, some made it even harder on themselves
Some people taking part had some serious competition
The pain felt endless for some
Many were taking part to raise money for charity
Many did it with their running clubs
Or with their best friends
Even our four legged friends were out supporting the runners
Some started to slow at the 24 mile marker but were determined to finish
And eventually, there was light at the end of the tunnel
All across the city, they ran through the rain
Some had a better view than others
The supporters came out in the rain to cheer everybody on
Once finished, most headed for a well earned drink with their medals
Well done to every single person involved. Incredible achievement