Mariusz Olejniczak is on the verge of being the third winner of the Race, with the 33-year-old Pole who is based in Kildare expected to finish in the next 20 minutes or so.
OK, we’re going to wrap up, please follow the tracker and we’ll have more in the morning http://therace.ie/the-race-2016/2016-tracking
10:24pm – We’re back and Hugh Coll from Milford has just come home in a time of 17:20.14 in eighth place.
Ahead of him was Paul Tierney, 16:07:17 in fourth, Kilmacrennan’s Peter O’Donnell in fifth with 16:11:58 and sixth-placed Martin Kirwin from Waterford, 16:21:28. Pablo Lopez came seventh in 16:47:44.
10:12pm – Apologies about the delay, there’s a car stuck in a ditch on the pitch black drive into Gartan here and it’ll have to be removed before anyone can get in or out!
9:39pm – Martin Lynch’s breakdown and that of McDonald and Olejniczak
8:51pm – Martin Lynch from Ramelton is finished, third place. We’ll confirm his time in a few minutes – and indeed that of Rob McDonald.
8:50pm – Here’s what the winner made of it …
8:37pm Rob McDonald has just come over the line in second place.
8:33pm – Here is Olejniczak coming over the line to win the Race
8:28pm – We’re back and Mariusz Olejniczak is fed, watered and interviewed. His finishing time was 15 hours, one minute and 45 seconds.
Mariusz is joined in the above photo by Race director David Burns and last year’s winner Sean McFadden
7:54pm – Ok, we’re going to see Mariusz Olejniczak home. We’ll have something here on the finish in a few minutes. stay tuned!
7:51pm – Gartan OETC is a hive of activity inside here awaiting Mariusz Olejniczak, who is expected to finish inside of the next five minutes or so. He left here 14 hours and 51 minutes ago.
- Here's a recap of the route - 250km in 24 hours
- Stage 1 is a 22km jog from Gartan to Ramelton before Stage 2 – .
7:47pm – The leading local entry, from Donegal after Lynch, is Kilmacrennan’s Peter O’Donnell, who is currently fifth and approaching the Glenveagh side of Gartan Lake. He’s just behind Paul Tierney.
7:40pm – Rob McDonald and Martin Lynch, from Ramelton, are second and this respectively, they’ll battle it out to see who comes behind Olejniczak, who will almost certainly not be caught at this stage.
7:37pm – He’s just turned for home at Glendowan Church – see his progress on the live tracker – http://therace.ie/the-race-2016/2016-tracking
7:34pm – Olejniczak is about the succeed Canada’s Bill Wells and Sean McFadden from Letterkenny, Co Donegal, as the champion of the 24-hour endurance event, which started here at Gartan Outdoor Education Training Centre at 5am this morning.