East African runner Joel Kositany has repeated his success of 2013 to once more win top spot at the Belfast Marathon.
The 27-year-old sat panting at the foot of the podium after soaring over the finish line with a time of two hours, 19 minutes and 36 seconds.
Asked how he felt, the quiet Kenyan said simply: “Not bad”.
Later he added: “I am happy. I am so happy.”
He shared the podium with a fellow Kenyan (Kimosop) who came in second, and a Hungarian who came in third place (Nagy).
Joel Kositany’s time was a mere eight seconds slower than his 2013 victory.
In addition, he was also runner up in the 2014 contest.
The top-ranking Northern Irish competitor was Eddie McGinley, who came in fourth.
Joel Kipsang Kositany: 2.19.36
Gideon Kimosop: 2.20.29
Tamas Janos Nagy: 2.24.55
Eddie McGinley: 2.24.55
Mostafa Channi: 2.25.07
Andy Wacker: 2.26.39
Vincent Chepyegon: 2.27.22
Berhan Gebrenmichael: 2.40.57 (female runner)
Telmo Silva: 2.43.12
Keith Purdy: 2.47.29