Ballarat's Kaye claims Run Melbourne

BALLARAT runner Tracie Kaye has claimed the women’s section of The Age sponsored Run Melbourne.

Ballarat’s Tracie Kaye was all smiles after claiming her first Run Melbourne title with a personal best time on Sunday.

Ballarat’s Tracie Kaye was all smiles after claiming her first Run Melbourne title with a personal best time on Sunday.

Kaye posted a personal best time to emerge as the top female athlete in the Brooks Half-Marathon among the 25,000-strong crowd that braved chilly conditions on Sunday morning.

The 28-year-old’s run of 1 hour, 21 minutes and 15 seconds through Melbourne’s CBD and past many of the city’s iconic locations was enough to comfortably hold off Amanda Wilson, who finished in second place with a time of 1:22.42 over the 22 kilometres.

Kaye possessed a secret weapon leading into the race, with long-distance running legend Steve Moneghetti leading her training ahead of a planned full-marathon later in the year. 

“I haven’t done that time before, so I’m really happy,” Kaye said.

“I came fourth last year and was aiming for third. 

To do a personal best and take out the title is really great.”

Kaye works as a personal trainer at Fettle Fitness in Ballarat.


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