Hehir qualifies for world championships
Sean Hehir has effectively earned his selection for the World Athletics Championships in London later this summer after running a personal best of 2:16:18 at the London Marathon.
Next best Irish finisher o was Kevin Seaward in 2:17:08, followed by fellow Belfast athlete Stephen Scullion in 2:17:59, with Dublin’s Mick Clohisey clocking 2:18:3. Both Seaward and Clohisey have the qualifying time from last year. Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele won the race in 2:05.48
The first Irish woman was Laura Graham in 2:42:38, and as first Irish women home in last year’s Dublin marathon, is also now first in line for selection for London.
Mary Keitany won her third race in a time of 2:17.01.