Marathon records broken

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Runners brave the morning sun for the half marathon and the Matso's Dash.
Camera IconRunners brave the morning sun for the half marathon and the Matso's Dash. Credit: Pictures: Carly Laden, Carly Laden

Records tumbled at the 2019 Broome International Airport Marathon when runners gathered at Cable Beach to take on the challenge.

Athletes had the option of competing in either the full marathon, the half-marathon which saw runners run between Cable Beach and Coconut Wuells, or the 10.5km Matso’s Dash which saw them run between Cable Beach and Gantheaume Point.

First-time Broome Marathon competitor Nathaniel Hernandez took out the 42.2km marathon with a time of 3:02:48, and was closely followed by the first female runner, Chantal Killen.

After completing the marathon, Hernandez said it was a very scenic run and was very happy to finish.

Ms Killen finished with a time of 3:07:49, setting the new record for female marathon competitors.

The marathon also had the oldest runner to complete a full marathon in Broome, 73-year-old Howard Goldenberg.

In the half-marathon, new records were set for both the male and female competitors, courtesy of Marco Morgado (1:21:10) and Hannah Jackson (1:35:34).

The half-marathon also saw Team Casasoki, a group of young local girls, keen to take on the challenge as a team.

The Matso’s Dash saw Victorian Sarah Waters smash the women’s record and cross the line first overall with a time of 37:56, while Richard Brandon-Baker was the first male with a time of 38:49.

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