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  A Perfect Day  
 
     

Every runner dreams of still, cool conditions and that's what we had on Sunday. The mercury hovered around 12 degrees until 9am before steadily increasing to a top of 20 degrees at 2pm.

Key highlights among many were:

  • The Medibank Melbourne Marathon became the largest marathon in Australia with 6218 marathon finishers
  • 22 women broke the three hour mark making a new Australian record
  • Three runners - Scott Westcott, Lauren Shelley and Jane Fardell – all qualified for the world championships in Moscow next August
  • Kenyan runner, Jonathan Chesoo won with a time of 2:12.35 - the equal fourth fastest winning time in race history.
  • Perth's Lauren Shelley picked up $13,000 in prizemoney after clocking 2:36.29 - the seventh fastest winning time in history
  • Mulgrave's Brett McArthur won his second Melbourne wheelchair marathon in 1:45.54 - the fourth fastest time in race history.

Overall we had more than 32,000 entries across the five events that comprise the Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival which is a great result.

 
 
 
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  Thank you from IMG – Event Organisers  
 
     

IMG would like to congratulate every person that competed on Sunday - it was a fantastic day.

To put on an event of this size takes a huge team effort and we would like to thank every person and all the charities and volunteers involved in the running of this years event for without the team there would be no event.

We would also like to thank all of our sponsors and media partners in particular Medibank, ASICS, Flight Centre, The Coffee Club, Bose, Herald Sun and Channel Nine.

Our aim is to continually improve this event and we are already working on the planning for the marathon next year.

Once again thank you to everyone who participated and we look forward to seeing you all back next year.

 
 
 
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  Thank you from Medibank  
 
     

At Medibank our purpose is For Better Health -better health for our members and better health for all Australians. Running is a great sport that is healthy, sociable and accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels. Congratulations to everyone who did something positive about their own health yesterday by participating in the Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival!

Have you got an inspiring story? There is still time to share your story for the chance to win a $250 EFTPOS card. Click here www.medibank.com.au/marathon

 
 
 
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  Race Results  
 
     

Race Results are now available online at www.melbournemarathon.com.au.

 
 
 
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  Key Results  
 
     

Medibank Melbourne Marathon
Male
1 Jonathan Kipchirchir Chesoo (Kenya) 2:12:35
2 John Kyui (Kenya) 2:15:58
3 Scott Westcott (NSW) 2:16:00
4 James Mbugua (Kenya) 2:17.21
5 Erwin McRae (ACT) 2:19.50
6 Nathan Hartigan (Vic) 2:20.00
7 Vlad Shatrov (NSW) 2:21.05
8 David Thomas (Tas) 2:21.41
9 Asheber Germa (Vic) 2:25.18
10 Brett Coleman (Vic) 2:26.38

Female
1 Lauren Shelley (WA) 2:36:29
2 Jane Fardell (NSW) 2:37:54
3 Tracey Austin (Vic) 2:43:41
4 Robyn Millard (Vic) 2:44.50
5 Magda Karimali-Poulos 2:45.36
6 Clare Williams (Qld) 2:48.21
7 Kirsten Molloy (NSW) 2:48.26
8 Emma Collyer (NSW) 2:49.41
9 Nerel Jareb (WA) 2:50.17
10 Toshiko Yashikawa (Japan) 2:50.27

Flight Centre Half Marathon
Male
1 Russell Dessaix-Chin (NSW) 1:05:32
2 Gemechu Woyecha (ACT) 1:06:54
3 Bradley Croker (NSW) 1:06:58

Female
1 Nikki Chapple (Vic) 1:12:57
2 Ellie O’Kane (Vic) 1:19:24
3 Stacey Van Dueren (Vic) 1:22:24

The Coffee Club 10km
Male
1 Duer Yoa (Vic) 30.35
2 Ben Ashkettle (Vic) 30.38
3 Tyson Popplestone (Vic) 30.51

Female
1 Sinead Driver (Vic) 34.35
2 Melsisa Vandewater (Vic) 35.57
3 Tasmin McMahon (Vic) 36.31

Asics 5.7km
Male
1 Luke Searle (Vic) 18.51
2 Charlie Seddon (Vic) 19.08
3 Thomas Harvey (Vic) 20.17

Female
1 Samantha Prime (Vic) 19.37
2 Coreena Cleland (Vic) 20.21
3 Michaela Vidal (Vic) 21.17

 
 
 
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  Marathon Survey  
 
     

Following your participation in the Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival on the weekend, we would like to hear about your experiences at the event.

We have an online survey that we would like to invite you to participate in. The survey will take about 15 minutes to complete and will ask you about your experience at the event and interaction with our festival sponsors.

To thank you for your time, you will be entered into the draw to win a $500 EFTPOS gift card.

To begin the survey please click here

Thank you for your time.

 
 
 
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  TV coverage  
 
     

Channel 9 will run a one hour highlights package of this year's race on Sunday 4th of November at 11.00am.

 
 
 
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  Hertz / BRW Corporate Relay Run  
 
     

Wed. 14 Nov 6.15 pm Albert Park Lake

The event is a twilight spectacular featuring teams of 3 each completing a 5km lap of Albert Park Lake in relay format with bands, DJs, entertainment, lighting and corporate hospitality. The inaugural event last year attracted over 2000 participants and received overwhelming accolades. The first 830 teams all receive a 2XU event t- shirt ( RRP $60) and already over 80 companies have entered.

For further detail about this exciting event visit www.supersprint.com.au

 
 
 
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  John West  
 
     

 
 
 
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