Edinburgh Marathon – 2019
Over 16,000 runners took part
by Phil Mack
Consultant Sports Physiotherapist
The Edinburgh Marathon is second only to the London Marathon in the UK, with over 16,000 runners taking part.
This year’s Edinburgh Marathon was another success despite the drizzly weather with Kenya’s Dan Tanui running to victory with a winning time of 2 hours, 30 minutes and 13 seconds.
London’s Ollie Garrod claimed second place in 2 hours 32 minutes and 10 seconds, followed by Inverurie’s Tom Roche in 2 hours 32 minutes and 19 seconds.
The women’s race was dominated by Winchester’s Melanie Wilkins, who led from the front with a time of 2 hours 42 minutes and 56 seconds.
But the stand out winner in our eyes must be Mike Lewis-Copeland who broke his leg (fractured fibula) but still continued to the finish! Mike Lewis-Copeland said he felt a twinge at the 16 mile mark but thought it was a tendon issue and buoyed with adrenaline and a determination to finish, which he did in an amazing 4 hours and 30 seconds.
Neil Kilgour, Edinburgh Marathon festival director, said:
“2019 has been another incredible year for Edinburgh Marathon Festival with outstanding performances, tens of thousands of participants and millions raised for good causes.”
Early bird entries are now open for the 2020 event on the 23rd and 24th of June. Head over to The Edinburgh Marathon Festival website to sign up and start your marathon training program by contacting one of our sports specialists.
Phil has over 17 years of experience working with professional and international athletes and teams throughout UK, Australia and South Africa, including the South African Springboks, Leicester Tigers and Ulster Rugby as well as the South African Triathlon Team.