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Berlin Marathon effort thrills Cusack

Liam Moakes 25th Sep, 2017 Updated: 26th Sep, 2017

STRATFORD Athletic Club’s James Cusack was in impressive form when he competed in the Berlin Marathon just five weeks after completing the Copenhagen Ironman.

Commenting on his superb time of 3:19.56, Cusack said: “I’m very proud of this. I genuinely didn’t know if my body would hold up just five weeks after Ironman Copenhagen but I had a plan and I stuck to it and thankfully it worked out.”

Cusack was 3,548th, just inside the top ten per cent of the 35,999 finishers. The race was won by 2016 Olympic marathon gold medallist Eliud Kipchoge in 2:03.32.

A little closer to home, two SAC runners competed in Nottingham’s Robin Hood Marathon.

Both were competing after lengthy lay-offs and, as such, they should be more than happy with their performances.

Waleed Agabani was 350th in a time of 4:04.16, followed by Paul Saunders in 433rd place in 4:14.37.

The race was won by Giles Harris in a time of 2:18.32 and 1,102 runners completed it.

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