Run Crew co-founder and head coach, 36-year-old, Ben St Lawrence has won the 2018 Sun-Herald City2Surf for the second time in his outstanding career. St Lawrence was neck and neck with fellow Olympian Liam Adams, for the bulk of the 14km race, which came down to a sprint finish in the last few metres.
“We kind of worked together into the headwind to make sure the boys didn’t catch us and then it was on for the last few [kilometres],” St Lawrence said.
“I tried to drop him down the hill but I forget that he’s probably Australia’s best descender,” St Lawrence said.
James Nipperess finished 3rd.
On the women’s side, 29-year-old, Ellie Pashley was first woman to cross the finish line.
“I’ve done this run a few times and I’ve always thought it would be an amazing race to win but never, ever thought that would happen,” she said.
“I can’t believe it.”
Lissy Duncan had a fantastic run to finish second overall in her first attempt at the race.
In a brilliant effort, 18-year old, Sam Rizzo and won the men’s elite wheelchair race. On the women’s side it was Madison de Rozario who took another top class victory.
More than 80,000 people took part in the 14km run from Sydney’s Hyde Park to Bondi Beach on Sunday.