Michael Shelley (Qld) ran a superb race to win gold in the men’s race in a new personal best time of 2:11:15 and Jess Trengove (SA) clinched the bronze medal in the women’s marathon, also in a new lifetime best time of 2:30:12.
Shelley ran an amazing tactical race and survived dropping off the lead group mid-race to pull ahead of Stephen Chemlay (KEN) in the latter stages to surge to a win that bettered his silver medal four years earlier in Delhi (IND).
Shelley’s teammate Liam Adams (Vic) also recorded a new personal best time of 2:13:49 as he crossed the line in seventh place. Martin Dent (ACT) finished in 19th position in a time of 2:19:22.
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