Wellington Point’s Geoff Smith, 38, was the first entrant in the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Virtual Marathon when …
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Aden grabs more glory in Garmin 2km Junior Dash
06 July, 2019
Aden P Kelly from Brisbane won the Garmin 2km Junior Dash at the Gold Coast Marathon.
Brisbane nine-year-old Aden P Kelly (AUS/QLD) continued to set the running world alight with a sizzling win in the Garmin 2km Junior Dash.
Aden, who broke the world age record for the 10,000m in April, stopped the clock at 7:07 to edge out Luke Gorski (AUS/VIC) (7:09) with Sam Ellice (AUS/QLD) (7:13) third.
The windy conditions meant the race record (6:33) was too tough a task on the day.
Aden caught the attention of the running world when he recorded a time of 38:57, to smash the previous 10,000m record for his age group by 91 seconds. The youngster only took up running about 17 months ago.
Grace Campbell winning the Garmin 2km Junior Dash.
First female home in the Garmin 2km Junior Dash was Grace Campbell (AUS/QLD) in 7:34, with Isabelle Mortensen (AUS/QLD) second in 7:50 and Distenee Pickvance-Yee (AUS/QLD) third in 7:53.
The female record of 6:47, set in 2016 by Imogen Stewart, remains intact.
Tanya completed her first marathon on the Gold Coast last year and says it was a “breakthrough moment” for her. “I was serious about my training and nutrition back then and it absolutely paid off. Now that I know I can do this epic thing, I’ve gained the confidence to just have fun with both running in general, and the Gold Coast Virtual Marathon event”
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Virtual run offers alternative to achieve goal
Wellington Point’s Geoff Smith, 38, was the first entrant in the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Virtual Marathon when registrations for the 1 – 31 July event opened today on Global Running Day.