Dual Commonwealth Games gold medalist Madison de Rozario has won the women's Wheelchair Marathon while Jess Trengove took second at the Gold Coast Marathon this morning.
It was the 24-year-olds first Gold Coast Marathon win and she did it in the second fastest time ever finishing in 1:48:21.
"The vibe has been amazing, it's like a mini Comm Games," de Rozario said.
"It was nice to get out there and push myself, it's been a great year and this was a good race.
"The crowds were fantastic, it is probably one of the most fun races I have done," she said.
Australian teammate and Games silver medalist Eliza Ault-Connell finished in second place.
De Rozario heads into a heavy training block now as she prepares for the Chicago and New York Marathons later this year.
In the women's marathon, Trengove, who won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in April, recorded a huge 2:26.31 PB to take home the $40k prize money for going under 2:28.
The crowd cheering home @JessTrengove for 2nd with a PB 2:26.31 & $40K prize incentive for running sub 2:28. What a day!! #GCM18 #thisisqueensland pic.twitter.com/EOTS0vG0od— Gold Coast Marathon (@GCMarathon) July 1, 2018
"I was hoping to run a bit faster than that but I'm still really pleased about it," Trangove said.
In a post-race interview, she thanked her coach after people thought she was backing up quickly after Commonwealth Games.
"He believed I could do it and we worked together as a team and we got what we were after today," Trangove said.
Keyan Ruth Chebitok won the Gold Coast Marathon women's event in a PB of 2:24.49 and course record.
RESULTS: Kenneth Mungara (KEN) has won his 3rd Gold Coast Marathon by 1 second in 2:09.49, from Kenta Murayama (JPN). Jo Fukuda (JPN) was 3rd 2:09.52. pic.twitter.com/mhY0jVjRKg— Gold Coast Marathon (@GCMarathon) June 30, 2018