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2023 Sydney Marathon, presented by ASICS Women’s Wheelchair Champion – Madison de Rozario

AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION MADISON DE ROZARIO TAKES THE TITLE IN MAIDEN SYDNEY MARATHON PRESENTED BY ASICS

Thousands line the streets of Sydney to see record breaking event

(Sydney, 17 September 2023) The Sydney Marathon presented by ASICS made history today, with over 17,000 entrants taking part, making the event the largest marathon to ever take place in Australia.

“We’re thrilled by the tremendous response to the Sydney Marathon today, where Australian champion Madison de Rozario claimed the title in her Sydney Marathon debut,” said Wayne Larden, Race Director, Sydney Marathon. “Achieving the record of Australia’s largest marathon is a testament to the passion and dedication of runners from all over the world, coming to Sydney to support our bid to become the next Abbott World Marathon Major.”

Madison de Rozario (AUS) led a world class field, speeding home in a time of 01:59:41.  Widely regarded as one of Australia’s greatest athletes, de Rozario made her Sydney Marathon debut, having previously won the TCS London Marathon (2018 and 2023) and TCS New York City Marathon (2021). Japanese wheelchair marathon champion and record holder Tsubasa Kina (JPN) followed in second place, with a time of 02:11:41, and Michelle Wheeler (USA) in third, in a time of 02:25:07.

Canada’s most successful wheelchair racer, Josh Cassidy (CAN) claimed the top spot in the men’s elite wheelchair marathon, crossing the line in a time of 01:41:52.  Cassidy made his Australian debut at Sydney Marathon, having previously won TCS London Marathon (2010), Bank of America Chicago Marathon (2012) and the Boston Marathon (2012).

Four-time Japanese Paralympic representative Kota Hokinoue (JPN) was in second place, in a time of 01:46:19, and Commonwealth Games medallist and Australian Paralympic athlete Jake Lappin (AUS) was third, in a time of 01:51:36.

Othmane El Goumri (MAR) claimed an upset victory in the men’s marathon, taking out first place in a time of 02:08:20 in front of Laban Kipngetich Korir (KEN) in a time of 02:08:43 and third placed Getaneh Molla Tamire in a time of 02:11:22.

In the women’s marathon, Betsy Saina (USA) stormed home in a tight finish, taking out first place in a time of 02:26:47, followed closely by Rahma Tusa Chote (ETH) in a time of 02:26:53.  Gladys Chesir Kiptagelai (KEN) was third in a time of 02:28:41.

Australia’s fastest male marathon runner Brett Robinson (AUS) was Australia’s top placed Australian contender, crossing the finish line in 8th overall, in a time of 02:23:05.

Australia’s fastest female marathon runner Sinead Diver (AUS) was Australia’s top placed contender, also crossing the finish line in 8th place, in a time of 02:31:27.

Today’s event marked the second year of a three-year candidacy period for the Sydney Marathon presented by ASICS to join the prestigious Abbott World Marathon Majors and the opportunity to become a major annual tourism event.  To become a Major, the Sydney Marathon will be required to meet strict criteria over a three-year period and if successful, will join an esteemed group of races – Tokyo Marathon, Boston Marathon, TCS London Marathon, BMW-BERLIN Marathon, Bank of America Chicago Marathon and TCS New York City Marathon – as a new member of the prestigious Abbott World Marathon Majors in 2025.

Sydney Marathon is supported by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. The event is owned by Athletics Australia and managed by Pont3.


Sydney Marathon Results (MALE) 

PLACE NAME COUNTRY TIME
1 Othmane El Goumri MAR 02:08:20
2 Laban Kipngetich KEN 02:08:43
3 Getaneh Molla Tamire ETH 02:11:22

Sydney Marathon Results (FEMALE) 

PLACE NAME COUNTRY TIME
1 Betsy Saina USA 02:26:47
2 Rahma Tusa Chota ETH 02:26:53
3 Gladys Chesir Kiptagelai KEN 02:28:41

Sydney Marathon Wheelchair (MALE) 

PLACE NAME COUNTRY TIME
1 Joshua Cassidy CAN 01:41:52
2 Kota Hokinue JPN 01:46:19
3 Jake Lappin AUS 01:51:36

Sydney Marathon Wheelchair (FEMALE) 

PLACE NAME COUNTRY TIME
1 Madison de Rozario AUS 01:59:41
2 Kina Tsubasa JPN 02:11:41
3 Michelle Wheeler USA 02:25:07

Full results are available HERE

 

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