The 2019 Abbott Longford Marathon attracted a record number of entries with athletes from 19 countries represented and here is a selection of photographs by Shelley Corcoran from what was a truly memorable occasion.
There will be more photographs published in Wednesday's Longford Leader.
And they’re off in the Longford Marathon & Half Marathon pic.twitter.com/vL57BPvdLs— Michael O'Connell (@marathonman251) August 25, 2019
Love this picture from lovely #Longford. Such a warm welcome to all our Sanctuary Runners today. What a great town. @Longford_Leader @parkrunLongford @longfordcoco @LongfordTownFC #Directprovision @Solidarity @Respect pic.twitter.com/Tw5xiXHocY— The Sanctuary Runners (@SanctuaryRunner) August 25, 2019
Longford ultra marathon. Many lessons learned:the main one being this: there are so many amazing human beings out there. #DavidGoggins#Be uncommon amongst uncommon people. pic.twitter.com/knsDq2WDzn— GaryElbert (@chinaski432) August 25, 2019
What a weekend. 2.58 in Longford marathon. Delighted to break 3 hours for the first time. Never give up on your dreams. pic.twitter.com/2LrFC7mAbD— Ruairí Donnelly (@Rdons123) August 25, 2019
3hrs 33mins for my 30th Marathon. Wonderful to have @eugeniamantero and los suegros at the finish. I highly recommend the @RunLongford marathon. Fantastic organisation, excellent goody bag and really friendly people. And I’m not James Bond ;-) #42K #marathon pic.twitter.com/dj4m6NkTIv— Fin Goulding (@fgoulding) August 25, 2019