BALLARAT distance runner Collis Birmingham has won his sixth consecutive Noosa Bolt.
The dual Olympian continued his absolute domination of the 5km event by edging out Ben St Lawrence today.
Birmingham ran 13 minutes and 58 seconds – seven seconds clear of St Lawrence.
Birmingham began the sequence in 2008, when he ran 13:57.
He has now bettered 14 minutes four times in the Noosa Bolt.
His best time is 13:53 in 2011, when also had the better of St Lawrence.
Trying to explain how he has made this event his own, Birmingham told AAP that while some athletes had had a break and were trying to come back up, he was hanging on for a break later in the year
"It just works out for me,
"I do like the course, with all the tight bends it makes it a tougher race.
"Maybe I do have a psychological advantage - you'll have to ask the other guys about that,” he said.
"But I was nervous this morning.
"When you've won five in a row everyone expects you to do six and you don't want to disappoint them."
Birmingham, who is not long back from contesting a half marathon in England, will now prepare for the Zatopek meet in Melbourne next month when he hopes to secure a 10,000m, for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.