Olympians, costumed athletes join massive Sydney race

Sunday August 12 2018


Sydney. Australian Olympian Ben St Lawrence won Sydney's biggest road race for the second time Sunday as almost 80,000 people, including many in fancy dress, took part in the annual run.

One of the world's biggest fun runs, the 14-kilometre (8.7 mile) City2Surf race from Sydney city to Bondi beach attracts serious competitors and as well as entrants in superhero and animal costumes.

In its 48th year, the event is a major fundraiser for Australian charities and has so far raised almost Aus$4.2 million (US$3.1 million) for more than 1,000 organisations.

St Lawrence, a 36-year-old dual Olympian who won the City2Surf in 2010, sprinted the last few metres of the run to win in 41min 42sec.