Irish Olympic 2012 profile: Mark Kennally Athletics – Men’s Marathon
Amsterdam 2011 was when Kildare native Mark Kenneally qualified for his first Olympics on a time of 2:13:55, a minute under the Olympic ‘A’ standard.
Mark started his athletics career with Raheny Shamrock AC and is now with Clonliffe Harriers AC but has only run twice the full marathon distance.
The 31-year-old has successfully balanced his choice of sport with his choice of study, physiotherapy, at Trinity College Dublin as well as his practice in Cellbridge.
The former cross-country athlete of the year is a novice, but a powerful marathon runner nonetheless. However, nine out of the top ten places at the Amsterdam marathon were Ethiopians but he knows running a time around 2:10 could place him in the mix for a surprise medal.