Slideshow: Longford Marathon 2012

An estimated 800 competitors took part in the 2012 Longford Marathon last Sunday, with record crowds turning out to cheer them on.

Athletes travelled from as far as Spain and the USA to participate in the annual race, which is now in its 11th year and one of the organisers, Liam Fenelon, said “we never had as many people out on the course cheering on the runners.”

Olympians Colin Griffin, Pauline Curley, Linda Byrne and Laura Reynolds all participated in the event. Team RTÉ, which comprised of local correspondents Ciaran Mullooly, Fran McNulty, Fintan Duffy and Sinead Hussey, took part in the town-to-town relay race.