Elite athlete list 2018



1 Benard Rotich          Kenya PB of 2:10:18 Frankfurt 2011.

Winner of Dublin Marathon last year in a time of 2:15:53.  Benard also won the Belfast Marathon in 2017 and finished in 3rd place in this year’s Zurich Marathon.

2 Asefa Bekele         Ethiopia PB is 2.14.01 from Seoul (Korea) in 2016. He ran 2.16 finishing 3rd last year in Dublin. He also ran Dublin in 2015 and finished 3rd again.
3 Vincent Tonui         Kenya Vincent finished in 5th place in the Ljubljiana Marathon in 2017 in a time of 2:12:12.
4 Eric Koech             Kenya Won Belfast marathon this year in 2.18.20.
5 Joel Kiptoo             Kenya Joel’s PB is 2.09.08 from 2009. His current seasons best is 2.13.33 from Edinburgh which he won.
6 Alemayehu Lema Ethiopia PB is 2.14.54 from Seoul in 2018. He has previously run Agadir Marathon in Morocco and Tours Marathon in France both in 2017.
7 Haile Gemeda    Ethiopia PB of 2.08.35 Rome 2013. Ran 2.14.31 to finish 5th in this year’s Xiamen Marathon.
8 Yared Derese     Ethiopia Came to Dublin last year but unfortunately did not finish.
9 Fikru Teshager    Ethiopia Fikru was over in Dublin in 2017 but unfortunately did not finish. He was also over in 2016, 2015, 2014.
10 Josphat Jepkopol Kenya Ran 2.08.44 in Berlin 2012. Latest run is a 2.12.10 Marathon from Zhengzhou (China)
11 Peter Somba         Kenya Won Limerick Half marathon 2018 in 68.59.
12 Joel Mmone        South Africa Half Marathon PB 1.03.29 in Gaborone (Botswana). Has run many distances from 800m to steeplechase now to marathons.
13 David Manja        South Africa PB is 2.28.06 Cape Town 2014. Most recent time of 1.03.39 in a Half marathon in South Africa. Has also competed in many distances from 1500 upwards.
14 Tebogo Mathiba    South Africa
16 Freddy Sittuk          Kenya PB IS 2.14.54 from Macao in 2011. He ran 2.16.05 to finish 4th last year in Dublin.
17 Teshome Yadete     Ethiopia 2.11.57 is his PB from 2016 in Firenze (Italy).  He placed 5th in Lisbon with a time of 2.20.58 last year.
18 Tadese Tola              Ethiopia PB of 2.04.49 from Dubai 2013. Most recent marathon was Toronto Waterfront Marathon where he finishes 7th.
19 Oleksandr Babaryka Ukraine PB is 2.14.39 from Debno 2015.
20 Artem Alekseev        ANA Was approved by IAAF to run as neutral athlete in July 2018.
21 Fedor Shutov            ANA Ran 2.11.26 in Volgograd (Russia) in 2016. Ran 30.44 for 10km this summer.
22 Antti-Pekka Niinisto  Finland
23 Josh Griffiths             Wales PB of 2.14.53 from London 2017. Competed in this year’s Commonwealth Games placing 15th. Also ran the Frank Duffy 10 mile playing 2nd.
24 Seth Totten                 USA Ran Sacremento Marathon with a time of 2.19.30. His half marathon PB is 1.07.12 from 2017.
25 Craig Curley                USA 2.15.16 PB from 2013. His last marathon was Berlin in 2016.
26 Gary O’Hanlon          Ireland His PB is 2.18.53 from Dublin last year. He recently won the masters in Berlin Marathon in September in a time of 2.19.06. Also win Cork City Marathon in June.
28 Mick Clohisey            Ireland Raheny man ran 2.14.55 in Seville in Spain this year. Competed for Ireland in the European Championships in August and places 18th.
30 Sergiu Ciobanu          Ireland PB is 2.15.14 from Berlin 2015 for Sergiu who runs for Clonliffe Harriers. Placed 12th in last years Dublin Marathon. Latest marathon was Berlin Europeans running 2.19.49.
31 Tomas Fitzpatrick     Ireland Tomas’ PB is 2.22.18  from Berlin 2015. Ran 2.26.19 in Berlin in September 2018. Places 23rd in Dublin last year.
32 Thomas Frazer           Ireland PB is 2.17.34 from Ostu (Japan) 2017. Ran 2.25.15 in Nagano in April 2018. Runs for St.Malachys in Belfast but lives in Chicago.
34 David Flynn              Ireland Clonliffe runner won Dublin Half Marathon in 1.06.21. Dublin will be his first marathon.
37 Eoin Callaghan        Ireland PB is 2.21.47 from Rotterdam 2016. Finished 3rd in Cork City Marathon in June of this year. Eoin runs for Star of the Sea A.C.
56 Louis McCarthy       Ireland Runs for Rathfarnham A.C. in Dublin.


Elite Athletes Women

102 Remalda Kergyte           Lithuania PB is 2.35.13, Zurich 2014. Last marathon was Wien in Austria 2017 running 2.36.46. This year she has run half Marathon in 1.21.13.
104 Caroline Jepchirchir    Kenya Won this year’s Belfast Marathon in 2.41.17. She also won Edinburgh Marathon this year.
108 Motu Gedefa                Ethiopia Placed 3rd in Dublin in 2016 in a time of 2.36.25. PB is 2.32.07 from Barcelona 2016.


109 Mesera Dubiso             Ethiopia Placed 6th in Rome in 2.36.27 this year
110 Lizzie Lee                       Ireland PB is 2.32.51 from Berlin 2015. This year Lizzie ran 1.13.24 for Half Marathon in Barcelona. Runs for Leevale A.C. in Cork.
112 Dianne Lauder              Scotland Placed 3rd in Edinburgh 2017 2.54.48. PB is 2.48.59 from 2015
113 Zola Flynn                     Ireland Sligo woman Zola won Cork City Marathon 2018 in 2.58.50. Ran 2.55.28 in Dublin last year.
114 Natasha Cockram        England PB is 2.49.37 from Dublin 2017. This year has ran 35.12 for 10k in Cardiff.
115 Jane Ann Meehan       Ireland 2.54 in Dublin in 2015 to take 2ndIrish lady. Jane Ann runs for Athenry A.C. in Galway.
116 Vita Porteriuk               Ukraine
117 Nollaigh O’Neill            Ireland Won Cork City Marathon in 2016.
119 Jill Hodgins                   Ireland
120 Caitriona Jennings      Ireland


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