Wheelchair racer Rizzo first home in City2Surf

Matt Rizzo - City2Surf winner
Matt Rizzo - City2Surf winner

Buninyong teenager Sam Rizzo won the City2Surf elite wheelchair category in Sydney on Sunday.

The 18-year-old, who competed in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games earlier this year, was the first competitor across the finish line in the event, with a time of 38.50 minutes for the 14 kilometres.

“Heartbreak was definitely a killer,” an elated Rizzo said. “(It’s) a great event.” 

Rizzo was referring to Heartbreak Hill, which marks the halfway point of the fun run.