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  THE WALL: History of the Melbourne Marathon 1978 - 2012  
 
 

The hardback, glossy book is an ideal Christmas present for runners.
All 35 years of the race are covered with pictures are reports from each year.
Written by Herald Sun journalist and former course director Chris Muirden, the book includes:
- Extensive coverage of the 2012 race including exclusive photographs.
- Breakouts on the race's most luminary figures including Andrew Lloyd, Ted Paulin, Shirley Young, Sherryn Rhodes and Magnus Michelsson.
- Special chapters on how the race begun and the Spartans.
- The extrodinary years when kids as young as seven were allowed to run.
- Heartbreaking tales of courage from runners Kylie Dick and Nelly Marmy-Conus.
Plus a special online offer:
- A bonus listing of all sub 3hr men and sub 3hr30min women in ranking order.
The book will be printed in November and distributed early December in time for Christmas.
Cost: $49.95 if purchased online here.

 


 
         
 
 
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  THE TARIN KOWT RUN  
 
 



They may not have made the official results, but 130 members of the armed services received Medibank Melbourne Marathon medals when they conducted their own version of the event at the Afghanistan army base in Tarin Kowt.
The run was organised by Royal Australian Air Force Seargent Cassie Fien, a former world half marathon representative, and was held on October 14 and offered similar distances – 5.7km, 10km, 21.1km and the marathon.

Over the 4 events, the following times were achieved:
5.7km - Male 25min10 / Female 28min 47
10km - Male 45min06 / Female 55min21
Half Marathon - Male 1h35min / Female 1h40min
Marathon - Male 3h41min / Female 4h35min

The course, as this picture of Fien measuring shows, was vastly different!
 

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE 35TH MELBOURNE MARATHON. 

Following your participation in the 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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