Former Olympian James McIlroy shaved eight minutes off his personal best time at Sunday’s Berlin Marathon.
McIlroy, representing Larne Athletic Club, finished 97th out of 40,000 runners, clocking 2:33:27 for the course.
Club-mate Heather Baxter ran a superb time of 3:49.32, showing she is a very consistent sub-3:50 marathon runner who will, no doubt, be in training again come 2015.
Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto won the race, smashing the marathon world record by 26 seconds in a time of 02:02.57.
The Berlin race is one of the world’s largest and most popular marathons, starting and finishing near the famous Brandenburg Gate.