Lizzie Lee becomes an Olympian with a Top 60 finish.

UCC Electrical Engineering Graduate became an Olympian yesterday when she completed the womens marathon in a time of 2:39:57 in blistering hot conditions in Rio.

“We rocked it today, we really did. We did everything that we could have done.

“Top 60, sub 2:40 in those conditions… I cannot argue with that. You stand on the start line of a marathon and half of you just want to make sure you actually finish. Then when you get to 20 miles and you’re in good knick, everything’s fine and then you just dig in.

This is a fantastic achievement for the 36 year old mother who also works full time in Apple in Cork.

Lizzie Lee