Great running by Caitlín Woods in London Marathon

Massive congratulations to Caitlín Woods who completed the London Marathon on Sunday crossing the finish line at The Mall in 4:15.56!

The London Marathon is one of the World Marathon Majors and a unique experience. The course has remained largely unchanged since the inaugural event in 1981 and encompasses many of the capital’s finest landmarks, old and new.

Caitlín was one of more than 53,000 runners who completed the 44th edition London- a record for the event according to race organisers. And a great achievement by our Kiltimagh-based member! Caitlín ran the Cork marathon last June in 4:16.44 – a PB!

The number is a significant increase from last year’s edition when 43,965 runners finished the race.

There were 54,281 runners who started after 65,725 registered to participate (over half a million took part in the lottery to take part), with Olympic champion Peres Jepchirchir setting a women’s-only world record.

The event also set a world record for the biggest annual one-day fundraising event, with more than 67 million pounds (over 77 million euro) having been raised so far, according to event director Hugh Brasher.

Caitlín Woods at the London Marathon finish line – she ran in aid of The Irish Pilgrimage Trust.

 

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