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Winners all-round at Western Sydney Marathon

NSW Office of Sport 2 mins read

A new course, a return to Spring and a 74-year-old seasoned marathon veteran are just some of the highlights from this year’s Western Sydney Marathon.

 

In its 12th year, over 1200 participants of all ages and abilities gathered at the Sydney International Regatta Centre to take on Western Sydney’s very own running challenge. The categories included a two-kilometre Youth Dash for kids, five-kilometre Family Fun Run, 10-kilometre run, half marathon and marathon.

 

After returning to its original Spring timeslot, runners experienced warmer conditions while making their way around the exciting new course through Penrith Whitewater Stadium and along the waters of the Regatta Centre.

 

Winners (male)

 

 

Junior Dash

5 km

10 km

Half marathon

Marathon

1st place

William, Hufton, 0:06:49

Siju Kannoth, 0:20:40

Leo Peterson, 0:31:03

James Constantine, 1:17:20

Will Rocks, 2:38:09

2nd place

Elliot Webster, 0:06:57

Timothy Phillips, 0:21:54

James Burroughs, 0:34:16

Matthew Ho, 1:17:43

Aaron Eichner, 2:41:26

3rd place

Carter Bergan, 0:07:04

James Singh, 0:22:01

Justin Black, 0:35:08

Sam Hodges, 1:18:49

James Chatman, 2:41:35

 

Winners (female)

 

 

Junior Dash

5 km

10 km

Half marathon

Marathon

1st place

Sraddha Shailesh, 0:07:49

Matilda-Holly Marks, 0:21:16

Georgina Farrar, 0:40:30

Ella Higgins, 1:21:20

Anna Heath, 2:58:39

2nd place

Isabella Dewhurst, 0:08:42

Eliza Smith, 0:21:18

Bronte Gange, 0:44:25

Liz Lennox, 1:23:50

Christina McGrath, 3:20:15

3rd place

Dakota De La Hoz Rodriguez, 0:08:46

Tahlia Chapman, 0:22:50

Phoebe Grocholskaya, 0:46:29

Erika Jordan, 1:24:58

Beth Pejic, 3:22:52

 

74-year-old marathon runner Ray James from Balmain has run every Western Sydney Marathon and is approaching his 400th marathon.:

 

“The Western Sydney Marathon is a great community event. I look forward to running it every year and catching up with friends.

 

“The course at Sydney International Regatta Centre is flat and fast, and the inclusion of Penrith Whitewater Stadium this year provided runners with great views of the Blue Mountains and Penrith Lakes.

 

“I encourage everyone, from elite runners to families wanting to get active, to join next year and enjoy one of the best running events in Sydney.”

 

Office of Sport Chief Executive Karen Jones said:

 

“A huge congratulations to everyone who participated in today’s event – and an extra special shout out to all of our winners.”

 

“We are incredibly proud to have delivered the Western Sydney Marathon since 2010 – giving people in the Western Sydney region and surrounds an opportunity to get outdoors, have fun and connect with community.

 

“The fact runners like Ray keep coming back every year to compete is testament to the esteem the event is held in among Sydney runners.”

 

Download photos of the winners and Ray James here: Hero Images - Dropbox

 

View all the results here: https://www.multisportaustralia.com.au/races/western-sydney-marathon-2023

 

Media contact:

Sherilee Hemers | 0402 626 918

 

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