Broome Marathon biggest and fastest yet

Cain AndrewsBroome Advertiser
Competitors getting ready for the marathon.
Camera IconCompetitors getting ready for the marathon. Credit: Facebook

It was a record turnout at Cable Beach for the Broome International Airport Marathon at the weekend with several new records set.

Marathoners started at dawn on July 9, with half marathoners and the 10.5km trail runners starting at 7am, trekking across the world-famous beach from the Broome Surf Lifesaving Club to Gantheaume Point and back.

Competitors had six hours to complete the course which was more than enough for winner Michael Loader from Ballarat who crossed the finish line with a course record time of 2:49:15.

Last year’s overall winner Sarah Ludowici managed to break her own fast-paced record of 3:03.24 by just over six minutes, crossing the line with a time of 2:57:12 in the women’s race.

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Stuart Caulfield smashed the half marathon course in record time, crossing the line in 1:11:05.

Alice Hill took the win in the women’s event, booking a time of 1:28:50.

Daniel O’Connell won the men’s 10.5km dash in 38:40 and Michelle Tickner took out the win in the female dash with a time of 45:19.

“The highlight of the day was to see so many runners on the beautiful Cable Beach and have so many participants set personal bests,” organiser Glenn Taylor said.

“There were also many first-time participants, pushing themselves to new limits. Congratulations to you all.”

The Broome International Airport Marathon will return to Cable Beach in 2024 on July 14.

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