Mother of four clinched Belfast Marathon 2017 title

Laura Graham has become the first Northern Ireland athlete to win the Belfast Marathon 2017 since Barbara Brewer’s 1999 triumph. She is the mother of four, 3 daughters and a son.

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Laura Graham Belfast marathon 2017 winner

The 31-year-old set a new personal best of two hours 41 minutes 47 seconds as she won the women’s race on Monday just eight days after running the London Marathon (2.42:38). It is the second year in a row that she has competed both the events – London and Belfast marathon.

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Graham’s winning time was six seconds inside her previous best when she clinched the Irish National title at last year’s Dublin Marathon. She finished almost five minutes ahead of Belgian runner-up Els Rens (2:46.21), with Kenya’s Salome Kimutai Jepkoech (2:54.01) in third.

Kenya’s Bernard Rotich won the men’s race in a time of 2:16.04.

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