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Good turn out for Marathon and Half Marathon

Just over three hundred competitors finished Sunday's SalClear Isle of Man Marathon and Half Marathon.

Colin Gell from Sale Harriers won the marathon in 2:51:03, around ten minutes ahead of second placed John Tyler from Havering 90 Joggers. Dumfries RC's Les Hill was third.

The first lady finisher was Anita Wetter from Switzerland in 3:28:24, Mary Briley was second and Breeshey Wood of Stockport Harriers was third.

In the half-marathon, Tim Crossland of Leeds City completed the distance in 1:14:20 almost three minutes ahead of local man Kevin Loundes, who was a minute ahead of fellow local Max Bezance.

Manx Harriers runner Gail Griffiths was the first lady in 1:35:49, ahead of Liverpool Harriers' Pamela Groves and Gail's team mate Sarah Nelson.

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