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10th Western Sydney Marathon sets records

June 2019

Record registrations and fast times were highlights of the 10th Western Sydney Marathon at the Sydney International Regatta Centre on 1 June. 

More than 1,600 competitors registered for the running festival with 35 year-old Cranebrook runner, Alexander Matthews winning the men’s event and 45 year-old Caringbah runner Magda Karimali-Poulos taking out the women’s.

Alexander completed the 42.2 kilometre course in 2 hours 31 minutes and 19 seconds while Magda completed the course in 3 hours 4 minutes and 32 seconds.

From babies being pushed in prams, to the eldest competitor at 72 years of age, inspirational stories could be found all over the course, including 47 year-old Rod Marshdale who was with born with cystic fybrosis and had a double lung transplant at the age of 40 and now runs half marathons. Check out 9 News’ report on Rod’s inspirational achievement.

The Western Sydney Marathon includes a 2km Youth Dash for the kids, a 5km Family Fun Run and 10km run as part of the RunNSW/Greater Bank Series plus a Half and Full Marathon for the distance runners. 

The event also featured a health and fitness expo, live entertainment, inflatable obstacle course, rock climbing wall, children’s activities and post-race massage and physio.

Hazelbrook Public School were the winners of the school’s teams event and received a day program excursion at the Sydney Academy of Sport. 

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