By RT

The list below says it all. Jessica Trengove’s run this morning in the Melbourne Marathon was nothing short of history making.

AUSTRALIA’s FASTEST FEMALE MARATHONERS

  1. Benita Willis – 2:22:36; Oct 22, 2006 Chicago
  2. Lisa Ondieki – 2:23:51; Oct 31, 2008 Osaka
  3. Nickey Carroll – 2:25:51; Apr 18, 1999 London
  4. Kerry McCann – 2:25:59; Apr 16, 2000 London
  5. Lisa Weightman – 2:26:05; Oct 13, 2013 Melbourne
  6. Jess Trengove – 2:27:45; Oct 18, 2015 Melbourne 

The 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist destroyed the women’s field and on that note most of the men’s field as well.

Jess took two and a half minutes off her personal best with a winning time of 2 hours 27 minutes and 45 seconds.

“That was what the aim of this year’s marathon was – to show that I can do it, that I can line up for Rio and have a real crack,” said Trengove.

Meanwhile on the men’s side Brad Milosevic ran a very impressive 2:16:00, making him the fourth Australian to gain the Olympic qualifying mark of 2:17:00.

With three to make the team these are the current qualifiers.

Michael Shelley 2:11:19 London (GBR)

Scott Westcott 2:15:30 Berlin (GER)

Brad Milosevic 2:16:00 Melbourne (AUS)        

Liam Adams 2:16:29 Chicago (USA)

 

Here are the top ten finishers from todays Melbourne Marathon.

1          Brad MILOSEVIC (5)           02:16:00

2          Antony Ndungu MUGO (9)  02:18:39

3          Felix Kipkorir KANGOGO (2)           02:19:22

4          Matthew COX (11)           02:20:41

5          Stephen Kimemia NJOGU (8)          02:21:13

6          Samuel WOLDAMANUEL (5669)    02:23:58

7          Brady THRELFALL (10)        02:26:39

8          Hirotaka TANIMOTO (16)    02:27:19

9          Jessica TRENGOVE (1)       02:27:45

10       Josh HARRIS (21)      02:27:48

FULL RESULTS LINK-HERE

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