Today’s Melbourne Marathon saw thousands of people take to the streets to test their luck in any one of five different distances. Not only was it an outstanding turn out by the general public, but there were also some notable performances by key Australian athletes.
Liam Adams, who answered questions for us, came in 6th place with a cracking time of 2:14:09. The time secures Liam an ‘A’ Qualifier for next years Commonwealth Games, which isn’t a bad result taking into consideration that it’s his first time running a marathon.
Lisa Weightman was first female across the finish line with a new personal best of 2:26:05, which smashed her 2:27:32 time that she ran at the London Olympics. This also secures her the fastest ever female Marathon runner in an Australian Marathon, beating out previous record holder Kerryn McCann’s 2:28:3.
Scott Westcott finished just behind Liam in 7th place, crossing the finish line with a time of 2:14:21.
Australia’s distance running community is in a great position with two Australian Male athletes running well under the ‘A’ Qualifying time for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, as well as Lisa doing the same!
You can check out all the results from today’s events by clicking the link below. We have also provided a link to the Athletic Australia’s Selection policy for next years Commonwealth games.