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Friday, April 24, 2009

Apollo Bay, Victoria

Smoke haze still hanging around
Looking west
Looking east

Town Centre

Barham River

On the 16th and 17th of May, the Great Ocean Road 2009 Marathon will be on again in Apollo Bay and this year there will be exactly 50 runners from eleven countries, namely Ethiopia, Kenya, Japan, England, New Zealand, India, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Denmark and the USA. Prize money and prizes is valued at $50,000.

Two-time Olympian Chris Wardlaw will run for the first time and has come out of retirement to do it. "It's a beautiful run and I've spent a bit of time down there in my youth, so I thought what a wonderful way to spend a Sunday morning," Wardlaw said.

A beautiful run indeed, as Steve Moneghetti once said, it's worth doing it just for the views.