Australia’s Thomas Do Canto raced in opposition to the clock and fatigue to cross the end line first within the Sri Lankan Airways Half Marathon, a part of the 42nd Melbourne Marathon Pageant held within the Australian metropolis.
Do Canto, who completed the gruelling 21.1 km course in 1hr four min and 29 seconds, outran compatriot Nic Harman who crossed over in a time of 1:04:31 to beat Brady Threlfall into third place.
Makda Haji Harun powered forward within the girls’s occasion, successful in a breezy 1:11:15 to interrupt the tape first forward of Tara Palm (1:11:25) and Laura Reid who completed in 1:12:35 on a day which noticed a report turnout of 37,185 runners within the sequence of occasions making up Australia’s greatest highway working competition.
In the meantime Kenyans Isaac Birir and Naomi Jepkogei Maiyo made it a Kenyan sweep of the boys’s and ladies’s full marathon title, little question impressed by the current world report breaking heroics of countryman and ace lengthy distance runner Eliud Kipchoge, who turned the primary man to run the marathon in below two hours in Vienna, Austria.
Birir completed forward of the sphere in 2:16:31, whereas fellow Kenyan William Chebon was second in 2:17:59 and Australia’s Reece Edwards third in 2:19:00.
Maiyo, who is predicated within the northern Kenyan city of Iten, surged forward of the sphere to complete in 2: 35:34 whereas Australian Nera Jareb caught fellow Aussie Marnie Ponton after 30km and managed to carry her off to run 2:36.42. Ponton rounded out the winner’s podium on 02:37:21.
SriLankan Airways needs to congratulate the winners of the SriLankan Airways Half Marathon on the Melbourne Marathon Pageant 2019.— SriLankan Airways (@flysrilankan) October 13, 2019
“Today marks the biggest Marathon in the event’s 42-year history, in fact it will now be recorded in the history books as the largest ever marathon staged in Australia, with four out of the five events sold out to the public including the Full Melbourne Marathon, the Sri Lankan Airlines 21.1km Half Marathon, the ASICS 10km and Westin 5km run,” stated Pageant Director Marcus Gale.
“Our numbers elevated even additional with an estimated 37,000 folks cheering from the sidelines as contributors accomplished their journey contained in the MCG.
“This year’s Melbourne Marathon participants raised in excess of A$1,200,000 for a huge number of deserving causes across the country including our official charity partner, Cerebral Palsy Education Centre and associate charities JMB Foundation, Australian Red Cross, Beyond Blue and the Heart Foundation,” he stated.
Saminda Perera, Senior Supervisor Advertising of SriLankan Airways, congratulated the winners and stated that the airline would proceed to help such causes in an effort to encourage sporting excellence.
“Hearty congratulations to all winners and participants of the biggest Melbourne Marathon Festival ever. We at SriLankan Airlines recognise and celebrate excellence in all fields and will continue to support healthy competition in all sporting venues.”
SriLankan Airways’ affiliation with Australia and town of Melbourne has been strengthened for the reason that introduction of it each day direct flights to Colombo from Melbourne, which have been launched in 2017. The service on the airline’s state-of-the-art Airbus A330-300 plane, has proved to be a giant hit for Australians and others trying to attain the Emerald Isle and in addition simply entry cities throughout the Indian subcontinent, Indian Ocean islands and locations within the Center East, East and Southeast Asia.


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