Poland’s Bartosz Muzerski fended off Clonliffe Harriers’ Gary O’Hanlon to take the Cork City Marathon by just 23 seconds this morning.

O’Hanlon was aiming to make it two in eight days following his victory in Newry last weekend but it just proved too much of an ask as Muzerski pulled away in the final mile to win in a time of 2:28:29.

The winner of the women’s marathon was Olympian Pauline Curley.

The Tullamore Harriers runner edged out Angela McCann, who was bidding for three in a row, with a course record 2:47:44.

The winning relay team was East Cork Athletic Club who came home in 2:18:06.

More than 8,000 runners braved the warm temperatures including nearly 500 transition year students taking part in the Youth Challenge.

Full results on www.corkcitymarathon.ie