Shaping up to be one of the most exciting and anticipated events on the Australian Ultra Marathon calendar in 2008, this race is a face-off between Martin Fryer, king of the track and David Waugh, king of the mountains with current Australian 100km champ Deanne Nobbs to keep them honest.
These elite athletes from the Australian 24hour Team will be put to the test as it is the first race of its kind in Australia where athletes will run on treadmills for 24 hours straight, with the heightened pressure of being ‘under the spotlight’ in a busy shop window!
Commencing at 7am on Thursday 6th March and finishing at 7am on Friday 7th, the race is set to be one of the most visually interesting and impressive spectacles the plaza has seen! With elevated treadmills and bright lighting cast upon each athlete enabling them to run through the night, these warriors will compete for a prize pool of $5,000 aiming to be the athlete who covers the furthest distance in 24 hours. Giant plasma screens will broadcast the distance covered by each, the calories burned and biographical information, giving shoppers in the Bourke Street area a very real taste of the journey these pioneers will undergo.
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