Monday, April 10, 2006

Canberra 50km Ultra Marathon

The Canberra 50km Ultra Marathon was held yesterday in perfect conditions. It was held in conjunction with the Canberra Marathon. Over 77 runners finished the 50km with Mark Hutchinson winning the event in a great time of 3.09.05. Jo Blake was second in a time of 3.11.47. First woman home was Siri Terjesen in a time of 3.35.19. The highlight of the day was witnessing Norma Wallett setting and establishing an Australian W75 50km road record with a time of 6.32.28. This was over 20 minutes faster than her W70 Aust record time that was set in 2004. She was met at the finish by her legion of Coolrunning fans who cheered her great achievement.

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