Mick Clohisey landed the 2019 AXA Raheny 5 with a dramatic turn of pace over the final 500 metres.
Clohisey led home 5,000 competitors as the AXA Raheny 5 continues its status as the greatest road race in the country, Clohisey claiming his second AXA Raheny 5 crown.
Clohisey was pushed all the way by DSD’s Matthew Bergin and Carrick’s Yared Derese before making a burst for home with 500 metres remaining. Clohisey winning out in 23:26, nine seconds clear of Bergin.
Ann Maire McGlynn retained the women’s title winning out in 25:59 with Emma Mitchell taking silver in 26:38. Breege Connolly took third place in 26:55.
Some 5,000 athlete’s took to Raheny for the 35th edition of the five mile road race.
Five juvenile races took place before the main races with over 500 competitors taking part in distances from 400 metres to a mile.
Juvenile race results will be posted later.
Results from AXA Raheny 5 available on my run results here