Connolly 31st in European Championship

Kinlough’s Breege Connolly took 31st place in the European Championship marathon in Berlin.

Connolly posted two hours 41 minutes 53 seconds in 31st place with Volha Mazuronak of Belarus in 2:26.22, just six second clear of France’s Clemence Calvin with Eva Vrabcová-Nývltová of Czech Republic third in 2:26.31.

Lizzie Lee was the first of the Irish team home in 2:40.12 for 29th place with Gladys Ganiel O’Neill 33rd in 2:42.42.

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The Irish team took eighth place overall.