More than 20,000 take part in Women’s Mini Marathon

More than 20,000 women and girls took to the streets of Dublin on Sunday to take part in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon.

The event, which has collected more than €226 million for Irish charities since its beginnings, was held for the 41st time this year.

Nakita Burke of Letterkenny AC won the competition in a timing of 34:27. Teresa Doherty of Finn Valley AC came in third in 34:58, followed by Courtney McGuire of Clonmel AC in second place in 34:33.

The Elite Wheelchair Category was won by Shauna Bocquet of Craughwell, Galway, in a time of 26:59.

The race attracted women from all around the nation, many of whom participated to support and raise money for humanitarian causes. Women from 14 to 93 years old attended the event this year.

David O’Leary, General Manager of the Women’s Mini Marathon congratulated participants, adding: “There’s no other event like the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon; the sense of celebration and camaraderie, the emotion, the laughter and the fun atmosphere all make the day so special. We’re proud to be able to produce an event which means so much to all women.”

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