In total over 450 of the participants traveled from outside of Ireland including runners from the USA, Australia, Asia and from all across Europe. Many of these participants felt it was by far the most scenic and enjoyable marathon they have ever taken part in. Each year everybody comments on the friendliness and uniqueness of this event.

 

Dingle town itself comes alive throughout the weekend with people spilling out on to the streets and the sounds of traditional Irish music being heard from all pubs. A very special

and memorable weekend was had by all.

 

www.dinglemarathon.ie

in its 3rd year, the Dingle marathon took place on September 3rd 2011. This has become Ireland's favourite running event located on the spectacular rugged west coast of Kerry.

 

The event itself has a half and a full marathon and the route is run along some seventeen miles of coast line. This year's event was blessed with some beautiful weather and a total of 2100 participants took part.

 

The full marathon was won by Lazloe Boden in a time of 2:42:00 with the ladies being won by Maria McCarthy in a time of 3:13:00 (a course record).

 

The half marathon was won by John Meade in a time of 1:16:00, with Grainne O Donnell winning the ladies in a time of 1: 28:00.

 

On the Swedish island Lidingö, the 47th edition of Lidingöloppet took place  over the weekend of 24/25 September, attracting about 40.000 participants.

This is the closest island to Stockholm that is inhabited and it makes this classic race the biggest cross run in the world. Beautiful weather made many people from Stockholm come to Lidingö to watch the event.
Many steep, short climbs in the course do not allow runners to develop a running rhythm and the uphill section Aborrbacken after 25 kilometres in this race is as popular as Alpe de Huez for Tour de France. While the main race is held on Saturday, Lilla Lidingöloppet and Lidingö Tjejloppet with shorter distances started on Sunday.

For more information visit www.lidingoloppet.se
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