News: Hunt, Weightman take half marathon glory

Jeffrey Hunt & Lisa WeightmanArticle by Gold Coast Bulletin

On a perfect day for running on the Gold Coast, Jeff Hunt and Lisa Jane Weightman have this morning taken out the half-marathon events at Southport.

Hot on the heels of Michael Shelley’s record-breaking 10km run yesterday, Weightman smashed an 18-year mark in the women’s field by 38 seconds, in the process taking out her third Gold Coast half marathon.

The previous best time in the women’s half marathon was set back in 1992 by Midori Fumoto (1:09.38).

Sydneysider Hunt, 27, ran of time of 1:03.18 to just hold off fellow Australian Commonwealth Games marathon representative Martin Dent (1:03.21) and Japanese runner Hironori Arai (1:03.24).

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