Laura Graham qualifies for European Athletics Championships 2018:
Laura Graham (Mourne Runners) punched her ticket for the European Athletics Championships Marathon Cup team in Berlin next August (2018) by winning the national title at the Dublin Marathon along with the qualifying standard from the Berlin Marathon in September when she ran 2:37:05.
Graham won the national title in 2:39:06 on Sunday (October 29) – there were spots up for grabs for the first male and female across the line in respective times of 2:18:00 and 2:39:00.
The Mourne Runners’ athlete secured selection with her time in Berlin and the national crown as per the selection policy that the first finishing eligible athlete, male and female, will be selected once they have achieved the 2017 Dublin Marathon performance standard of 2:18:00 (men) and 2:39:00 (women) or half marathon standard (65:00/75:00) at any time during the qualification period on, at least, one occasion. To read the full selection policy click HERE.
Source: Athletics Ireland