Is he going to run Dublin? 2:18 won it last year.
There is talk of him running Dublin. 2.17 only won last year because they were late getting a sponsor and couldn't afford to pay to bring elites over. 2.08 is the course record. If the Elites go to Dublin, Martin doesn't have a chance of winning. He will probably wrap-up a place for the WC's if he runs. I don't know what the story is with Alistair Cragg but he hinted he might run Dublin earlier in the year. Cragg and Fagan going for the national title would be interesting.
They are two guys who have never really performed in the marathon. I can't understand why the elite Irish runners don't run Dublin. It was good enough for John Treacy and Jerry Kiernan, why isn't is good enough for the current athletes or the ones from the recent past. It wasn't unusual in the 80's to turn up to a small road race in Ireland and see Jerry Kiernan, John Treacy, Neil Cusack and Dick Hooper at the start line.