KENYAN WILLY KOITILE WINS BLACKMORES SYDNEY MARATHON 2013 MORE THAN 34,000 CROSS SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE ON FOUR COURSES KURT FEARNLEY CLAIMS 9th WHEELCHAIR TITLE
Kenyan Willy Koitile has powered home to win the 2013 Blackmores Sydney Marathon in two hours, 13 minutes 48 seconds (2:13:48) as more than 34,000 people ran and walked across the Sydney Harbour Bridge to finish lines at the Opera House and Conservatorium of Music in the 13th Blackmores Sydney Running Festival.
Blackmores Sydney Marathon, part of the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival, now has an extended course cut-off time of six hours, allowing more time for runners to complete their marathon. This new course extension makes the Blackmores Sydney Marathon more accessible for first time marathon runners and for those who like to take their marathon at a more leisurely pace.
Blackmores Sydney Running Festival Race Director Wayne Larden said the extension is a great boost to the event.
The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is encouraging all past, present and prospective participants in the iconic Sydney running event to run to work this Friday 26 April, wearing their Blackmores Sydney Running Festival singlet in support of Run to Work Day and those affected by the Boston Marathon tragedy.
Run To Work Day encourages people to run their commute to or from work on Friday 26 April 2013 and donate the money that they would otherwise have spent on travel and parking to a charity/non-profit organisation.
Online entry for the 2013 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is now open. The festival offers four different exciting events to cater for all ages and abilities. Places will fill fast so register now to secure your place on the start line and take advantage of early bird registration fees. You can also order your limited Blackmores Sydney Running Festival singlet, courtesy of Blackmores (subject to postage and handling fees).
Demand to be a supporter charity in 2013 is incredibily high and there are only 5 vacant positions available, due to the excellent delivery of our 2012 charity partners who we will take forward for 2013.
Kurt Fearnley follows Paralypics with 8th wheelchair title while more than 34,000 cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
12:10PM SYDNEY: Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi has streeted his opposition to smash the course record and take out the 2012 Blackmores Sydney Marathon as 34,274 people ran, jogged, rolled and walked across the Sydney Harbour Bridge to finish lines at the Sydney Opera House and Conservatorium of Music in the 12th Blackmores Sydney Running Festival.
This Blackmores Sydney Running Festival you can help young indigenous athletes by donating your old running shoes to the Indigenous Marathon Project. There will be shoe collection drop off points at the ASICS Registration Expo and in the Royal Botanic Gardens on event day. To learn more about this great initiative visit www.imp.org.au
The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is proud to announce that Paralympian Gold Medallist, Louise Sauvage, will be immortalised on all four event medals for the 2012 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival.
Louise Sauvage is recognised and acknowledged for her unique athleticism and outstanding success as a wheelchair track and road athlete. She has dominated the sport of wheelchair track racing since her appearance at the 1992 Barcelona Paralympic Games, winning 9 gold and 4 silver medals over four Olympic appearances.
Australia’s most spectacular running festival is just seven weeks away and Australian marathon legend, three times Olympian and Marathon Guru founder and coach Lee Troop has some top tips for those taking part in the event.