Road to Rio 2016 | Aussie Marathon Team Update

Melbourne’s Liam Adams has clocked a Rio qualifier and has all but booked his seat on the plane to the 2016 Olympic games with a run of 2:14.58 in the Warsaw Marathon on Sunday.

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Adams after running 2.14.59 in the Orlen Warsaw Marathon

In London, Craig Mottram’s goal of becoming the first Aussie track and field athlete to compete in five Olympic Games is over.

The 35-year-old finished the London Marathon in a time of 2:28.39 on Sunday.

Runners at the start of the Elite Men’s Race. The Virgin Money London Marathon, Sunday 24th April 2016. Photo: Jon Buckle for Virgin Money London Marathon For more information please contact media@londonmarathonevents.co.uk
Runners at the start of the Elite Men’s Race. The Virgin Money London Marathon, Sunday 24th April 2016.
Photo: Jon Buckle for Virgin Money London Marathon

“The Olympics was always going to be a bonus,”Mottram said.

Vladimir Shatrov was the fastest Australian, completing the course in a time of 2:25.47.

Cassie Fien finished 17th on the women’s side with a rock solid time of 2:33.36, placing her just outside Australia’s top three female qualifiers.

Athletes leave the start line in the Elite Women’s Race. The Virgin Money London Marathon, Sunday 24th April 2016. Photo: Jed Leicester for Virgin Money London Marathon For more information please contact media@londonmarathonevents.co.uk
Athletes leave the start line in the Elite Women’s Race. The Virgin Money London Marathon, Sunday 24th April 2016.
Photo: Jed Leicester for Virgin Money London Marathon

Lisa Weightman (2:27.35), Jess Trengove (2:27.45) and Milly Clark (2:29.07) round out the top three Australian qualified women for Rio.

Kurt Fearnley took second place behind Swiss star Marcel Hug in the men’s wheelchair race.

Marcel  Hug SUI crosses the line to win the Wheelchair Men’s Race. The Virgin Money London Marathon, Sunday 24th April 2016. Photo: Cavan Pawson for Virgin Money London Marathon For more information please contact media@londonmarathonevents.co.uk
Marcel  Hug SUI crosses the line to win the Wheelchair Men’s Race. The Virgin Money London Marathon, Sunday 24th April 2016.Photo: Cavan Pawson for Virgin Money London Marathon
The Australian Marathon teams for Rio in regards to qualifying times are as follow-

The Final Nomination Meeting for the Marathon will be held today.

Women’s Marathon

Lisa Weightman (2:27.35)

Jessica Trengove (2:27.45)

Milly Jane Clark (2:29.07)

Men’s Marathon 

Michael Shelley (2:11.19)

Liam Adams (2:14.58)

Scott Westcott (2:15.30)

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-Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.- (2)

 

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