There was just a marginal difference between first and second in the women's race
Helalia Johannes of Namibia claimed first place in the women's race at today's Dublin's city marathon, but she had little to spare in those final strides.
Footage captured of the race to the line shows Johannes sprinting home in a time of 2:32:31 with second place Gebireyes of Ethiopia trailing just one second behind her.
Given the monstrous 42km already clocked up by both competitors, the idea of first and second being determined by a sprint to the line is a gruelling thought.
One second between them. Johannes of Namibia in 1st & Gebireyes of Ethiopia in 2nd. pic.twitter.com/Wbkq3stY2b— SSE Airtricity (@sseairtricity) October 30, 2016
What a finish in the ladies race!! Congrats to Helalia Johannes on coming in 1st place in 2:32:31 with Gebireyes just 1 second behind her 👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/UD7Oj1rqjy— Dublin Marathon (@dublinmarathon) October 30, 2016