NI's Paul Pollock ninth in Cardiff Half Marathon

Paul Pollock
Paul Pollock was the top Irish finisher in the marathon at the Olympics in Rio

Northern Ireland's top distance runner Paul Pollock claimed a top 10 finish in Sunday's Cardiff Half Marathon.

The 30-year-old from Holywood, 32nd in the marathon at the Rio Olympics, took ninth place in the Welsh capital.

Pollock finished with a time of 65.53 in a race won by Shadrack Korir of Kenya in a course record of 60.54.

Medical doctor Pollock was returning to Cardiff where he ran a superb 62:46 to finish 14th at the World Half Marathon Championship.

In July, Pollock was the top Irishman in the half marathon at the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam as he took 17th place with a time of 1:04.28.

Last weekend, Pollock ran his first race since the Olympics when he won the Aurora 10k in Bangor.

Paul Pollock was satisfied after a tough race in Cardiff
Paul Pollock was satisfied after a tough race in Cardiff

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