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Aden grabs more glory in Garmin 2km Junior Dash

Aden P Kelly

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

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.

The Garmin 2km Junior Dash attracted 938 entries.


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Flash Quotes


1st – Aden P Kelly (AUS) – 07:06

On his performance today:

“I was really excited for today. I even broke my personal best.”


1st – Grace Campbell (AUS) – 07:34

On her next race goal: 

“I’ll be going to states (state championships). I’m really excited for that.”

On the weather:

“It was a bit windy. When I was coming back there was headwind so that was difficult.”

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