National Lottery Dublin Marathon 2012
29 October 2012
This is the 33nd year of the National Lottery Dublin Marathon, which is run through the historic Georgian streets of Dublin, Ireland's capital and largest city, and home to a quarter of the country's almost four million people. Founded by the Vikings in the 9th Century, the city has a long rich history and is now a vibrant, dynamic metropolis where half of its population are under 25. Dublin is only an hour by air from most U.K. and European cities, and a large number of the expected entry of 14,000 will be made up of overseas runners, many of whom will be returning to sample Irish hospitality once more. The course is largely flat and is a single lap, starting at Fitzwilliam Street Upper and finishing in Merrion Square North close to the city centre. Conditions for marathon running are ideal with the average temperatures for October 12-14° C (53-57° F).
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