30/05/2019

Belfast Marathon 544 Metres Too Long

Organisers of the Belfast City Marathon have confirmed that the course was an additional 84 metres too long than first reported.

In a new statement issued on Wednesday, 29 May, it was revealed that runners covered an extra 544 metres, not 460 metres as originally stated.

The additional distance was due to human error, with the lead car diverting from the official route. This year saw the first race on the new course which began at Stormont.
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Marathon times have been adjusted in accordance with each runner's average finisher time and are available online.

Organisers have apologised to all competitors for the error.



(JG/CM)

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