Wings For Life World Run was run and won in 2016 for the 3rd time in Australia.
3,000 Aussie runners joined 100,000+ runners from 203 countries worldwide at 34 global locations simultaneously. Here’s how it went down
This year was a different experience for me being one of 6 live Global Reporters out on course. That didn’t get me out of running! Microphone in hand I had plenty of company out on the Melbourne Monash freeway. The moving finish line on the catcher car mowing me down at the 24km marker. Just shy of 2hrs into run.
Full Live Broadcast REPLAY of Wings For Life World Run 2016 available at RedBull TV
Out on course plenty of my RedBull teammates in town supporting the charity. Mum’s running on Mother’s Day, Australia’s 100km women’s running champ Kirstin Bull, those dependent on wheelchairs, AFL umpires who’d already had matches that day, plenty of fun runners and those running for the main reason of race in support of those close with a spinal injury.
Poland women’s winner Dominika Stelmach taking out the women’s run on the Melbourne freeway with an incredible 53.54km before being caught by the catcher car.
Barry Keem took out the men’s run smashing out 65.7km
He’s what my run looked like on the GPS…had to throw a couple of sub 3:30kms in there near the end to make 24km after our camera had some problems feeding interviews back to the production team back at race start.
Get in early if you want to take part next year…. sold out weeks in advance this time round.
Registrations for the 2017 Wings for Life World Run are now open, join us in our bid to find a cure for spinal cord injury on May 7, 2017.