Australian Para-athletics star Madison de Rozario claimed another victory on the Gold Coast yesterday, taking out the Wheelchair Marathon at the Gold Coast Marathon.

After winning double gold on the Gold Coast in April’s Commonwealth Games, the 24-year-old returned to the scene of her marathon gold with a dominant display of wheelchair racing.

De Rozario (NSW) won her first Gold Coast Marathon in 1:48:21, the second fastest time ever recorded at the event. Christie Dawes maintained the race record of 1:43:45.

Coached by Australian  Paralympic legend and a former Gold Coast Marathon winner herself Louise Sauvage, de Rozario finished clear of second placegetter Eliza Ault-Connell (NSW) who clocked 1:51:22.

In a repeat of recent history, de Rozario and Ault Connell were first and second in the Commonwealth Games, although only 13 seconds separated them on that occasion.

By Gold Coast Marathon

Posted: 2/7/2016