85,000 people registered for this year’s City2Surf race. It is a 14km run from the City centre to Bondi Beach. Liam Adams from Moonee Ponds, Victoria won the race with a time of 41 minutes and 31 seconds.
In terms of the number of participants the City2Surf is the largest running race in the world. It caters to both serious athletes and fun runners. The starting groups are staggered with the fastest runners leaving first.
The weather on race day (Sunday, 12 August) was, by Sydney standards, cold and windy most of the time.
Along the way bands were playing, music was pumping and residents had come out to cheer on the runners.
Around Dover Heights, Jewish families had come out to cheer the runners and offer home made biscuits and water.
Westpac had a tent on Bondi Beach where anyone who was a customer and had picked up an armband at the City2Surf Expo at Sydney Town Hall could get a free hot dog and massage.
Other corporate tents lined the beach to feed their company T-shirt wearing runners.
Race results are published in The Sydney Morning Herald on Tuesday and can be seen online on Wednesday.
It has now been announced that the number of finishers was 69,126.