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22 Mar

David’s King At Kilomathon

David LimmerGlorious sunshine greeted over 2,000 runners as they took part in Kilomathon on Sunday (20 March). Participants set off from Ocean Terminal before heading past the famous Royal Yacht Britannia and then on to the legendary home of Scottish Rugby – BT Murrayfield Stadium.

The Kilomathon events are metric equivalents of the marathon distances with Sunday's races being a half Kilomathon of 13.1K, a quarter of 6.55K and a 2.62K race for junior runners.

David Limmer from Portobello Running Club raced to the finish line at Murrayfield Stadium in 44:27 to win the 13.1K. Edinburgh AC’s Gillian Palmer was the first woman home, completing the distance in 49:04.

There was an eye-catching performance from Alistair Smith who finished third in 47:38. The 39-year-old completed the race in a nurse’s uniform as part of his preparation for London Marathon in April where he hopes to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest ever male marathon runner in a nurse’s uniform. Alistair will also be raising money for MS-UK.

In the 6.55K, Edinburgh AC runner Iain Craven saw off his rivals with a winning time of 26:41. The fastest female was Lucy Johnston in 29:34 seconds.

For more information on the event, visit the Kilomathon website. Full results for the 13.1K and 6.55K are available on our race listings page.