Announcement of Gold Coast Marathon newest ambassadors’ marks early opening of 2024 entries
The announcement of two new Gold Coast Marathon ambassadors today also marked the opening of entries for the July 6 – 7 2024 event that includes a special entry offer until the end of the year. Gold Coast born and bred former professional rugby league player Keegan Hipgrave and former SAS Trooper and Invictus Games gold medallist Peter Rudland will join the Gold Coast Marathon line-up of ambassadors to promote the event and share their inspirational athlete journeys of motivation and commitment.
Nu-Pure renews partnership with Gold Coast Marathon powered by Chery
Gold Coast Marathon powered by Chery has renewed its long-term sponsor Nu-Pure Spring Water to hydrate athletes and spectators for another two years. Heading into their 15th year of partnering with the event Nu-Pure provides water sourced from Australian springs and leads the industry with its dedication to innovation and commitment to sustainability.
Gold Coast’s ASICS Half Marathon a win-win for record breaking American Keira D’Amato
A cry from the crowd alerting American runner Keira D’Amato that she was “dangerously close to the record” was all the 39-year-old mother of two needed to hot foot the last 2km of the Gold Coast’s ASICS Half Marathon course and obliterate the race record (previously 1:09:00), the Australian Allcomers record (previously 1:08:48) and the USA national half marathon record (previously 1:06:52).
Japan’s Koyama sets course record while Adams runs fastest marathon by an Australian at home
Japan’s Naoki Koyama has defeated a class Gold Coast Marathon powered by Chery field to take the 2023 men’s full distance marathon spoils and set a new course record. His 2:07:40 eclipsed the 2:07:50 race record set in 2019 by compatriot Yuta Shitara and was the last of four outright course records reset across the weekend events.
Weightman resets own Southern Cross University 10km Run Record
Victoria’s Lisa Weightman lowered her own 11-year-old Southern Cross University 10km Run record with a stunning 32:09 run on the Gold Coast this morning. In doing so she eclipsed her previous mark of 32:17 set back in 2012.