Sri­lankan Air­lines part­ners Mel­bourne’s Great...

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - MIRROR BUSINESS -

Sri­lankan Air­lines, the na­tional car­rier of Sri Lanka and a mem­ber of the oneworld al­liance con­tin­u­ing to es­tab­lish its brand pres­ence in Aus­tralia, be­came the of­fi­cial air­line part­ner of the Great Ocean Road Run­ning Fes­ti­val, re­cently.

The air­line was also the ti­tle spon­sor of the much sought-af­ter 6 km race of the fes­ti­val.

Known as Aus­tralia’s most iconic run­ning fes­ti­val, GORRF at­tracted 8200 run­ners this year, by far the highest par­tic­i­pa­tion in the event’s his­tory.

The air­line’s ti­tle event, 6 km race, at­tracted al­most 1000 ath­letes. Tom Sell­wood, who recorded a time of 19:17 min­utes, emerged the win­ner of the Sri­lankan Air­lines 6 km race (Male) while Ma­son Scott and Cal­lum Day fin­ished sec­ond and third with tim­ings of 19:33 and 19:52, re­spec­tively.

Rachel Waters won the 6 km women’s race with a tim­ing of 23:00 while Joanne Paull and Caroline Cleary came sec­ond and third with tim­ings of 26:43 and 26:50, re­spec­tively.

Nick Earle from Brunswick won the 44km men’s Great Ocean Road Marathon in 2:27:37, fin­ish­ing ahead of run­ner-up Dion Finoc­chiaro 2:37:43 and Bay­den Wester­weller 2:44:45, who was placed third.

The women’s marathon cat­e­gory was won by Rhi­an­non Snipe in 3:04:36, fol­lowed by Jas­mine Goh 03:16:05 and Zoe Adams 03:19:22 in sec­ond and third places, re­spec­tively.

The GORRF is a two-day fes­ti­val, which con­sists of a range of events such as Ul­tra Marathon, Marathon, Half Marathon, 14 km, 6 km, 1.5 km races and the walk. The fes­ti­val at­tracts thou­sands of par­tic­i­pants and fam­i­lies an­nu­ally, for its pic­turesque course and the car­ni­val-like at­mos­phere cre­ated by well­ness pro­grammes, live music and kite fes­ti­vals.

Fe­male Cat­e­gory award win­ners with Sri­lankan Air­lines of­fi­cials

Male Cat­e­gory award win­ners with Sri­lankan Air­lines of­fi­cials

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