Are you marathon fit?

Organisers of the Lifestyle Sports-Adidas Dublin Marathon are calling on Irish people to lace up early for 2009, and start training now to take part in the 30th anniversary of the Dublin Marathon on October 26.

“We're putting the challenge out to Irish people to make running, walking or jogging the 2009 Lifestyle Sports-adidas Dublin Marathon their New Years resolution,” said race director, Jim Aughney. “Running is the ideal way of keeping fit and healthy, especially when timesare tighter – the only investment you need to make is in a good pair of running shoes.”

The organisers want to get an additional 3,000 Irish runners to take part in the Marathon this year, and bring the entry over 15,000.

“We want people to realise that anyone can do a marathon,” said Aughney. “Most people don’t realise they are already runners – be it that you do your running for a bus, a train, or for your five a side soccer or GAA. You just need to follow a training regime that suits your lifestyle, and of course, everyone should get a health check before embarking on any new fitness regime”

The 30th anniversary of the Lifestyle Sports-Adidas Dublin Marathon takes place on Monday October 26. Online entry and training programmes are available at



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