Australian distance runners will once again be offered a $25,000 carrot if they break the country’s long held half marathon record at the 7 Sunshine Coast Half Marathon on August 19. The flat and fast beachfront course coupled with cool to moderate winter temperatures makes it an ideal combination for Aussie athletes to have a crack at the men’s or women’s record.
Athletics Australia officials will be on hand for the race and the $25,000 incentive is available to the first Australian male to break 61.11 and first Australian female to break 69mins.
2017 FASTEST HALF MARATHON IN AUSTRALIA BY AN AUSTRALIAN
Men – Collis Birmingham – 1:03:16 | Women – Milly Clark – 1:11:15
ALL TIME FASTEST HALF MARATHON IN AUSTRALIA BY AN AUSTRALIAN
Men – Pat Carroll – 1:01:11 (1994) | Women – Lisa Weightman – 1:09:00 (2010)