Gross video footage has captured massive queues for the toilets underneath the Harbour Bridge ahead of the iconic Sydney Marathon.
A record-breaking number of runners kicked off the largest marathon in Australia’s history on Sunday as scorching heatwave conditions rock the NSW capital.
Despite concerns over soaring heat and smoke haze, the weather remained mostly clear and didn’t affect athletes, event organisers said.
Morocco’s Othmane El Goumri emerged as the winner of the men’s race, speeding in at a time of time of 2:08:20.
The long-distance runner beat Kenya’s Laban Korir and Ethiopia’s Getaneh Molla Tamire, who came in second and third respectively.
Canberra-born runner Brett Robinson came in ninth place, with a net time of 2:23:04.
Former Kenyan and now USA runner Betsy Saina, who has plans to enter the 2024 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, secured the win for the women’s race with a time of 2:26:47.
Ms Saine came in just a few milliseconds ahead of Ethiopia’s Rahma Chota and Kenya’s Gladys Kiptegai, who came in third with a time of 2:28:41.
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