On a huge day for recreational running around
Australia, about 65,000 fun runners took to the streets on Sunday,
September 19 at the Sydney Running Festival and the City-Bay Fun
Run in Adelaide.
With both events breaking their previous participant records, the popularity of funs runs around the country appears to increase each year.
In Sydney, Commonwealth Games hopeful Kurt Fearnley took out his sixth Sydney wheelchair marathon title and legendary distance runner Steve Moneghetti placed fourth in the Australian half marathon championships.
Isaac Serem of Kenya, competing in his first ever marathon, was the winner of this year’s Blackmores Sydney Marathon in a time of 2:25.17, while in the women's marathon it was Brisbane’s Helen Stanton who took line honours in a time of 2:49.58.
Meanwhile, over in Adelaide a record crowd of almost 31,000 took part in the City-Bay Fun Run with Commonwealth Games marathon representative Martin Dent taking out the feature 12km event for the fourth time.
The first female to complete the run was Adelaide's Jessica Trengove, who was using the event as preparation for the IAAF world half-marathon championships in China next month.
Congratulations to all who took part in the two events and raised well over $2million for various charities.
For full results, visit the event websites below:
Sydney Running Festival
City-Bay Fun Run
More reports and photo galleries can be found via:
The Daily Telegraph (Sydney Running Festival)
The Advertiser (City-Bay Fun Run)
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