Athletics Victoria has included South Melbourne’s Rachel Spencer, Collingwood Harriers Sarah Martin and Diamond Valley’s Cameron Simon to the initial list of athletes announced last week to compete at the Australian Marathon Championships on the Gold Coast next month.
In conjunction with the Gold Coast Airport Marathon which holds IAAF Road Race Gold Label status this year’s edition is being touted as one of the fastest elite marathon fields ever assembled in Australia; including a contingent of Japanese runners headlined by last year’s winner Yuki Kawauchi and sub 2:08 marathon runner Arata Fujiwara.
Spencer, Martin and Simon will join Tarli Bird, Lee Troop, Stephen Dinneen and John Dutton to complete the Big V team.
For all athletes heading to the Gold Coast Airport Marathon please be aware that the Gold Coast Suns vs Collingwood AFL game is on the same weekend at Metricon Stadium so don’t forget to book your flights early so you don’t miss out flying directly into the Gold Coast.
Good luck to all Victorian’s heading north on July 6 for one of Australia’s premier marathons.
For more information on the Gold Coast Airport Marathon visit: www.goldcoastmarathon.com.au